5 people behind blacklist site arrested in Kashmir: The Tribune India


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Srinagar, July 17

In a major breakthrough, police said on Saturday that the culprits behind the “terror and intimidation machine”, which led to the assassination of a prominent journalist, lawyer and businessman in Jammu and Kashmir, were arrested while carrying out raids in several locations in the territory of the Union.

Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said police discovered the culprits secretly working behind the “kashmirfight.wordpress.com” blog site.

He said that in a J&K-wide operation, houses and properties in several locations, including Sanat Nagar, Rajbagh and Batpora in Srinagar, Hawal in Pulwama and Poonch and Jammu, belonging to five people were searched.

Armed with search warrants issued by the relevant court, police forces searched the suspect premises and recovered a large number of cell phones, digital storage devices and computer platforms, Kumar said.

In a single house, 32 cell phones, a tablet, two laptops, four hard drive storage devices, seven memory cards and a dongle were seized, he added.

The IGP said five people were arrested and identified as Nazish Yasrab Rehmani and Tabish Akbar Rehmani from Sanat Nagar, Sofi Mohammad Akbar from Rajbagh, Peerzada Raqif Makhdoomi from Batpora Hazratbal and Javed Khalid from Poonch.

Kumar said “kashmirfight.wordpress.com” was run by “a white collar terrorist union whose task was to prepare a strategic roster of government officers, journalists, social activists, lawyers and civil servants policies “.

“They were assessed by the union as being responsible for undermining the overarching objectives of promoting and sustaining the terrorist program supported by Pakistan with the eventual goal of secession of Jammu and Kashmir from the Union of India and of its possible annexation with Pakistan, ”he said. – PTI

Incriminating digital material seized

  • Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar said that ‘kashmirfight.wordpress.com’ was run by “a white collar terrorist union whose task was to prepare a strategic roster of government officers, journalists, social activists, lawyers and political officials “
  • Police recover offending digital equipment from homes searched through UT In one home, 32 cell phones, a tablet, two laptops, four hard drive storage devices, seven memory cards and a dongle were seized
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