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Boy supports separatists on FB, detained

A class XII student was taken into custody for allegedly espousing the separatist cause on a social networking site. Irfan Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Nageen locality, was picked up for questioning by a special investigation team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, official sources said on Monday. Toufiq Rashid reports.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2011 00:44 IST
Toufiq Rashid

A class XII student was taken into custody for allegedly espousing the separatist cause on a social networking site. Irfan Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Nageen locality, was picked up for questioning by a special investigation team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, official sources said on Monday.

The youth was being questioned by the police's cyber cell for his alleged role in establishing an "anti-national" group on Facebook .

"Bhat has not been arrested. He is being interrogated for his role in establishing a group on Facebook by the name of Kalekharab," an official said.

Kalekharab, which means 'hot-headed', is one among the hundreds of pages, which have sprouted on Facebook and vow support for independence of Kashmir.

The page, which has 1066 people as friends or fans, used to have regular updates during the unrest.