Srinagar : State Investigation Agency Kashmir on Tuesday conducted searches at six locations in four districts of Kashmir Valley in connection with a case regarding alleged misuse of social media.
In a handout to GNS, the SIA said that it successfully conducted searches at six locations in Kupwara, Anantnag, Pulwama, and Srinagar districts. The searches were carried out as part of an ongoing investigation in case (FIR No 05/2023) of Police Station SIA/CIK pertaining to misuse of social media platforms for unlawful and secessionist activities. The case was registered by SIA KASHMIR, regarding India-based social media entities collaborating with their foreign associates to spread hatred against India and promoting militant activities, it said.
According to a police spokesperson, the predawn searches conducted by SIA personnel, aimed to uncover the individuals and groups involved in propagating secessionist, anti-India sentiments through various social media platforms. The identified entities are suspected of conniving with foreign associates to further their nefarious agenda, which includes instigating and supporting acts of militancy, the spolice spokesperson said. Additionally, these entities have been targeting government servants, hindering their ability to perform their lawful duties, he said.
“The searches conducted by SIA KASHMIR resulted in the seizure of substantial digital and physical evidence like mobile phones, sim cards etc”. The “evidence” will be meticulously analyzed to build a strong case against the accused individuals and organizations, ensuring a comprehensive investigation and subsequent legal proceedings, he added.(GNS)