The police Monday warned of strict action against those sharing or uploading on social media the videos of ‘executions’ allegedly carried out by militants in southern Kashmir areas.
Quoting Kashmir range inspector general of police Swyam Prakash Pani, a police spokesman said in a statement that “those involved in such crimes and running it in cyber domain at the behest of militant organisations are being identified and shall be brought before law, besides the culprits involved in carrying out such brutal killings of innocent persons.”
About recent abductions, killings and purported videos released thereof on social networking sites, the IGP said these killings are “a reflection of crimes”.
“Whosoever resorts to the propaganda of these crimes on the social media are part of the crimes,” Pani said. “Those propagating the videos of these gruesome killings are part of the crimes. We have identified the handlers and will take action against those spreading the videos on social media.”
HizbulMujahideen purportedly released videos of killing of two youth from Shopian who were abducted last week. Before this, two separate video clips went viral on social media wherein two youth “admitted” to have provided information about the presence of militants to the government forces.
WILL PROBE CRPF MAN’S KILLING’
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath-laying ceremony of a Central Reserve Police Force head constable at RTC Humhama here, IGP Pani said the police are investigating how the CRPF man was killed.
CRPF head constable Chandrika Prasad of 183 battalion was killed in a militant attack on his camp in Kakpora area of southern Pulwama district on Sunday evening, according to officials.
Replying to a query whether the police had arrested two women for alleged militant links, Pani said the police are probing the matter. “We are investigation their role and the findings will be made public once the investigations are completed,” he said.
According to the police, a woman was arrested along with ammunition including 20 grenades during a search of a vehicle in Lawaypora on the outskirts of Srinagar, while another woman—reportedly a resident of Sumbal—was detained from Rajbagh, Srinagar.
Talking to media on the sidelines of wreath-laying ceremony at RTC Humhama, special director general of CRPF, V S K Kaumudi said the killing of CRPF man at Kakapora will be investigated.
He said: “We are maintaining a close coordination with other security agencies for creating a peaceful atmosphere for (panchayat) elections. We hope people will participate in large numbers.”