JAMMU, Aug 9: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today expressed grave anguish over spread of fake news in some newspapers, aimed at disrupting peace and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir.
Reacting to a malicious report, during a press conference convened here today in this regard, the Div Com described the news appearing in a section of media over the presumed reorganization of various districts of Union Territory as false and mischievous, saying that such news is fictitious, misleading, distortion and misinterpretation of facts over the reduction of some districts in the Union Territory. He appealed the people not to pay any heed to such baseless news stories.
The Divisional Commiss-ioner said that the newspapers, which carried this misleading fake news without confirmation from the designated authorities, have expressed regrets and will clarify the same in the next edition. They have also assured the administration that they will remain more responsible and conscious while reporting the events across the Union Territory.
The Divisional Commissioner informed that Police action has been initiated against the persons spreading the fake news. He apprised the media fraternity that the prevailing situation in Jammu division is peaceful and satisfactory.
To ensure smooth supply of essential commodities, in view of upcoming Eid festival, the administration has made special arrangements and supply vehicles have already been dispatched to various districts of Jammu division including Poonch, Rajouri, Doda and Kishtwar, he added. He said that all the departments are working in full strength and ensuring supply of goods and services to ensure no shortage of commodities is caused to the people.