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J&K cops to sue Facebook, YouTube over 'malicious' video

Police today said it will register a case against two prominent social networking sites for uploading of a three-minute video purportedly showing four youths being paraded naked by some uniformed personnel in Sopore area of Kashmir. Listen to podcast

india Updated: Sep 09, 2010 18:13 IST

Police today said it will register a case against two prominent social networking sites for uploading of a three-minute video purportedly showing four youths being paraded naked by some uniformed personnel in Sopore area of Kashmir.

"A formal case is being registered against the YouTube and Facebook networks and investigation is on to locate the persons responsible for uploading this baseless and malicious clip," a police spokesman told PTI.

He said police have taken cognizance of the video clip and initial investigations have shown that these reports have not been verified as yet and therefore "to attribute it to security forces with the intention of maligning them and spreading disaffection among the people is highly regrettable.

"Action shall also be taken against other organisations who tried to propagate it," he added. The video, which appeared on YouTube first and then on Facebook, purportedly showed Kashmiri youths being stripped and paraded naked through an agricultural field in Sopore, 55 kms from here.