Residences of journalists among 7 locations raided in Kashmir: Police

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday carried out searches at seven locations in three districts of the Valley in connection with a case of online threat to journalists.

A top police officer told Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Dot Com that seven locations in three districts of Kashmir valley Srinagar, Budgam and Pulwama are being searched by the different teams of Srinagar police in connection with a recent online threat to journalists.

The raids are being held in the residences of Asif Maqbool Dar, resident of HIG colony Bemina, Ishfaq Ahmad Reshi (journalist) son of Ghulalm Nabi Reshi, a resident of Poshkar Khag in Budgam, Saqib Hussain Mughloo (journalist) son of Ghulam Mohammad a resident at Lal-Bazar Srinagar, Haji Hayat Ahmad Bhat owner of Kashmir Reader (The daily newspaper) at Pampore Pulwama, Showkat Ahmad Motto at Badshah mohallah Lano no 1 of Lal-Bazar Srinagar, advocate Adnan son of Bashir Ahmad in Nowgam Srinagar and office of Kashmir Reader (newspaper) in Srinagar.

Srinagar police teams during these raids seized mobiles, CDs, other digital devices, documents, bank papers, besides other suspect papers.

Srinagar police also confirmed in a Tweet and said the raids were being conducted in Srinagar, Budgam and Pulwama districts.

It said searches were subsequent to the leads received from searches done a few days ago in the same case.

“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,” police tweeted.

Earlier, Srinagar police raided 12 locations across the Kashmir in FIR No 82/2022 which was registered at Police Station Sherghari against ‘’terror handlers, active terrorists, and terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and its offshoot The Resistance Front (TRF) for online publication and dissemination of direct threat letters to journalists and reporters based in Kashmir.” — (KDC)