Five people arrested during several raids in Kashmir, Poonch, incriminated material, digital material seized; Plans behind the murder of Shujaat Bukhari, lawyer Babar Qadri and Satpal Nishcal should come to fruition: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar
Srinagar: Police in Jammu and Kashmir claim to have achieved a major breakthrough in dismantling the group after intimidation against social activists, political leaders, government agents and journalists, in several raids in Srinagar areas and Poonch from Union Territory (UT).
Police said a group of five, including the hub, ran a blog site: Kashmirfight.wordpress.com Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in the large-scale operation of J&K, houses and properties in several locations including Sanat Nagar and Raj Bagh in Srinagar, Batpura in Hazratbal, Poonch, Jammu and Hawal in Pulwama belonging to five people were searched.
“Armed with search warrants issued by the competent court, the police carried out searches of the suspect premises and recovered a large quantity of cell phones, digital storage devices and computer platforms. In one house, 32 cell phones, a tablet, two laptops, four hard disk storage devices, seven memory cards and a dongle were seized, ”he said.
The IGP said five people arrested were Nazish Yasrab Rehmani and Tabish Akbar Rehmani from Sanatnagar, Sofi Muhammad Akbar from Rajbagh, Peerzada Raqif Makhdoomi from Batpora, Hazratbal and Javed Khalid from Poonch.
“It should be mentioned that Kashmir fight.wordpress.com was run by a syndicate of white collar terrorists whose task was to prepare a strategic roster of government officers, journalists, social activists, lawyers, political officials who have been assessed by the union for being responsible for undermining the overriding objectives of promoting and sustaining the Pakistan-backed terrorist program with the eventual aim of secession of Jammu and Kashmir from the Indian union and its possible annexation with Pakistan, ”said the Kashmiri police chief.
He said that with the arrest of the kingpins and the discovery of a large number of digital devices and the analysis of the data they contain, the ultimate plans behind the murder of the journalist are expected Sujat Bukhari, lawyer Babar Qadri and businessman Satpal Nischal would come to the fore.
The IGP said blogging site Kashmirfight.wordpress.com devised a modus operandi in which the victim’s name was first posted, he was profiled detailing how and why he is a target. legitimate for terrorists and subsequently its effective execution by terrorists.