Three Army porters detained for using WhatsApp in Poonch


POONCH — Security forces in 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.

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Officials said that during routine monitoring, the trio were 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.

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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.

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