Police search seven locations in Kashmir over online threats to journalists

Searches were conducted following new leads: official
Raids being conducted in Srinagar (File Photo)
Raids being conducted in Srinagar (File Photo)Police

Srinagar, Nov 24: Police on Thursday said that searches were conducted at seven locations in Srinagar, Budgam and Pulwama districts in connection with online threats to journalists.

“Searches are going on in multiple locations in Srinagar, Badgam and Pulwama districts in connection with 'online journalists threat' case. This is subsequent to the leads received from searches done few days ago in same case,” said a spokesman of Srinagar Police on Twitter.

Police Statement:

November 24: Apropos to our earlier press note dated 19/11/2022 regarding searches conducted by Srinagar Police in valley in connection with case pertaining to online threats to scribes, police today again carried out raids at 7 locations in Srinagar, Budgam and Pulwama.

It is further informed that, during the course of investigation and on the basis of vital leads obtained from earlier searches dated 19/11/2022, today the special teams carried out simultaneous searches at seven locations in Srinagar, Budgam and Pulwama Districts.

The premises which were raided today and subsequently searched belong to Showkat Mota in Srinagar, Khaksar Nadeeb Adnan in Srinagar, Haji Hayat in Pampore, Haji Hayat's Office in Srinagar, Ishfaq Reshi in Budgam, Asif Dar (based abroad) and Saqib Magloo in Srinagar. Some among above mentioned suspects have been detained for questioning, however, those on whose houses searches were carried earlier are being summoned on daily basis for examination.

During search, all the legal formalities and SOPs were followed professionally and incriminating materials including mobiles, computers, laptops, pendrives, simcards, Jihadi literature, banking documents, dummy gun, US & Russian currency notes were recovered and seized by the respective teams.

The investigation in the instant case is going on vigorously and is in advance stage. General public is requested to cooperate with Police and bring any information relevant to this case in the notice of Srinagar Police.```

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