CNS distances itself from statement issue

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/10/2020 4:28:54 PM

SRINAGAR, Feb 9: Local news agency, CNS, today distanced itself from a news item reported to have been circulated by its staffer.
Its correspondent was yesterday called by police and questioned for sharing a statement of JKLF about strike on internet. Another senior journalist, who too had carried the news in his media organisation was questioned. However, both were allowed to go in the evening.
CNS today issued a statement which said, “News Agency CNS has taken a strong note of a report that was attributed to it though the agency has no knowledge about it and it neither circulated the report through its daily bulletin nor posted such stuff on any WhatsApp group."
The statement added, "CNS wants to make it crystal clear that it operates no WhatsApp group and from past six months, it is not active on social media due to restrictions on internet."
The statement said, "The agency reiterates that it doesn’t own or operate any WhatsApp group or Twitter, Instagram. Our Facebook page stands already blocked."



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