Three army porters detained for “suspicious” usage of WhatsApp in Poonch

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Srinagar: Government forces in the border district of Poonch detained three persons working with the army as porters after they were found using social media platform WhatsApp in a manner which has been treated as ‘sensitive’.

The three men belonging to Poonch district were working as porters in an army unit near Bhimber Gali area of Poonch district.

A local news gathering agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) quoting unnamed officials reported that during routine monitoring, the trio was found using WhatsApp in a suspicious manner.

“Their use of WhatsApp was treated as ‘sensitive’ and their numbers were also added in some WhatsApp groups which raised suspicion,” they said.

Officials added that questioning of the trio is going on.

“Nothing much adverse has come to the fore so far except that they were using WhatsApp in a sensitive manner,” the officials said—(KNO)

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