A rumor regarding the CBI raid on separatist Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Shah Gilani spread on social media on Sunday. Somebody wrote on Whatsapp about the CBI raid on the leader’s house. An amount of around 32 crore rupees has been recovered from there and overall a wealth of 105 crore black money is informed. The rumor spread all over Kashmir.
As soon as the rumor spread police, IB, CBI and journalists all became active. Every department started collecting views on confirming the rumor. People also tried to contact Geelani’s house. Related police station also looked into the matter.
The appointed police officials outside the leader’s house also got surprised after the rumor spread. A person from Geelani’s house stated that no CBI raid happened in the house and no money has been recovered.
Meanwhile a senior state police official inquired about the rumor and Geelani’s son also confirmed -“It was only a rumor.”
After central government’s decision of Demonetization a lot of similar rumors are trending on social media.