SIA raids social media influencer working at terrorists’ behest

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Srinagar: The State Investigation Agency (SIA), Kashmir, of J&K Police conducted a raid at the house of a social media influencer at Magam involved in the publishing of criminal content on the social media at the behest of terrorists and secessionist elements.

A statement of SIA issued here said that on reliable information, a case FIR No 18/2022 under Sections 153-A, 505, 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 13 UA(P) Act was registered at Police Station SIA, Kashmir and investigation was taken up.

The SIA said that during the investigation, it surfaced that the social media user was propagating anti-India and secessionist propaganda and by issuing virtual threats was profiling and intimidating specific individuals, especially those supporting peace, order, and violence-free society.

It said that the suspected person had been glamourising terrorists and expressing active support to the anti-national elements by sharing incriminating photographs, videos, and texts on social media with active financial and ideological support of secessionist groups as well as the proscribed terrorist organisations within Kashmir for advocating their terrorist as well as secessionist activities.

The SIA said that the search was carried out in compliance with a search warrant obtained from the Court of Special Judge designated under the NIA Act (TADA and POTA) Srinagar and during the search, incriminating material which included mobile phone, SIM cards, and bank documents were seized for further investigation.

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