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SRINAGAR: The secretary of the Srinagar Municipal Company, a senior lawyer from Poonch and a cleric have been amongst 5 suspects arrested in J&Okay on Saturday as a part of a crackdown on an intimidation community linked to a Pakistan-sponsored weblog and focused at journalists, activists, politicians and even authorities officers.
Civic official Muhammad Akbar Sofi, his daughter Nazish Yasrab Rehmani and son Tabish Akbar Rehmani allegedly labored along with the suspected kingpins, Peerzada Raqif Makhdoomi from Batpora in Hazratbal and Poonch-based lawyer Javed Khalid, IGP (Kashmir vary) Vijay Kumar stated.
The accused had been operating the weblog “”, which J&Okay police declare is sponsored by Pakistan’s ISI, from “warfare rooms” unfold throughout properties in Srinagar’s Sanat Nagar and Raj Bagh, Batpura in Hazratbal, Poonch in Jammu and Arihal in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
“It’s value mentioning that Kashmir was being run by a white-collar militant syndicate whose job is to organize a strategic hit listing of presidency officers, journalists, social activists, legal professionals and political functionaries who have been assessed to be liable for harming the overarching aims of furthering and sustaining the Pakistani-supported militant programme, with the eventual intention of secession of Jammu and Kashmir from the Indian Union and its eventual annexation with Pakistan,” IGP Kumar stated.
Armed with search warrants, police groups raided all of the suspected premises and seized scores of cellphones, digital storage units and computing platforms. “In a single home alone, 32 cellphones, a pill, two laptops, 4 arduous disks, seven reminiscence playing cards and one dongle have been confiscated,” Kumar stated.
In 2018, shortly after journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot useless, the weblog had talked about the names of a number of senior scribes working for nationwide print and tv channels and in addition revealed their footage in an alleged try to incite terror outfits to focus on them.
Whereas Sofi’s daughter and son have been arrested from the household’s lately bought home in Sanat Nagar, the municipal company secretary was picked up from the Raj Bagh residence of his second spouse early Saturday.
Lawyer Khalid was engaged to be married to Sofi’s daughter Nazish after Eid al-Adha or Bakra Eid later this week.
The police count on the seized laptops and storage units to supply clues to the conspiracy behind the homicide of journalist Bukhari, advocate Babar Qadri, and Satpal Nischal, a 65-year-old jeweller who had acquired a domicile certificates final 12 months.

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