The channel however serves legal notice on a Kashmir daily, accusing it of doctoring screen grab

Holding it responsible for “inaccurate reporting” of the March 13 fidayeen attack, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have filed a criminal intimidation case against news channel Times Now even as the media organisation denied the allegation and slapped a legal notice on the leading J&K daily Greater Kashmir.

Senior Superintendent of Police Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari confirmed an FIR has been filed against Times Now. Mr. Bukhari told The Hindu that Parimpora police station had filed a case under Section 505 of Ranbir Penal Code [criminal intimidation] against the channel for reporting the death of “five schoolchildren” instead of “five CRPF men,” in the militant attack. However, a day after the militant attack and registration of FIR against it, the Mumbai-based Times Global Broadcasting Company, which owns Times Now, slapped a “cease and desist” notice on the local English language daily Greater Kashmir, asking its editors to immediately remove a story and a “doctored screen grab” from its website.