Jammu & Kashmir

SIA raids multiple locations in Kashmir

Armed forces deployment in Pulwama during a raid. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) Kashmir on Tuesday conducted searches at many locations in a case related to misuse or social media platforms for unlawful activities.

In a statement, the agency spokesperson said that the raids were conducted in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and Kupwara.

The statement reads that 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 reads.

It added that raids were 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 terrorism. Additionally, these entities have been targeting government servants, hindering their ability to perform their lawful duties.”

It further reads that searches resulted in 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,” it added.

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