Police in Budgam arrested a man who was pretending to be an IAS worker and his partner. Oct. 19 in Srinagar: Police in central Kashmir's Budgam district said Thursday that a man who was pretending to be an IAS worker was arrested for ripping off locals. An official spokesman for the Kashmir News Observer (KNO) told the news agency that Ghulam Hassan had reported an attempted identity scam to the police. The applicant said that an Ayush Koul, also known as Vicky, from Rajbagh, Srinagar, faked being an IAS officer and scammed him out of Rs 6.5 lakh by saying that he could get his son a job with the government. Parts 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) were used to file case FIR No. 302/2023 at the Budgam police station. The main suspect, Ayush Koul, was caught during the probe. It turned out that Koul had a partner in crime named Burhan Bashir from Nundresh Colony. It says,
CIK raids several places in Kashmir and says threats were made on social media

Srinagar, October 19: On Thursday, Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK) searched five places in Kashmir’s Kupwara, Srinagar, Anantnag, and Pulwama districts.

In case FIR No. 07/2023 U/S 153-A, 505, 506 IPC, 13, 18, 18-B, 39 UAPA filed in P/S CIK Srinagar, the searches were carried out with a search order from the Court of Special Judge Designated under NIA Act Srinagar, a government source said.


He said the case was about a “deep conspiracy” hatched by terrorist groups and their supporters in the Kashmir valley, along with handlers sitting across from them who are posting criminal content on various social media sites that is not only seditious but also spreading anti-India stories that aim to glorify terrorists and encourage young people to join terrorist groups and fight India’s sovereignty.

“A preliminary investigation showed that some of these people or groups were targeting people as legitimate targets of slander and violence,” the official said. “This included people who wanted to take a stand against secessionists or terrorists and support peace, order, and a society without violence.”

He said that these anti-national groups are also keeping a list of real government workers in Kashmir and making threats, sometimes openly and sometimes covertly, to hurt their person, image, or property so they can’t do their legal jobs.

“During the preliminary investigation, it was also found that these members of terrorist organisations are using these Facebook accounts to stir up hatred and conflict between different religious and regional groups and to encourage young people to take part in large-scale violence and disturbances that threaten Kashmir’s peace and quiet.”

During the searches, he said, electronic devices and other items that could help with the investigation of the case were taken away and used as evidence.

“The data would then be analysed, and any leads that came up would be used to start more research.”

The official said the searches are meant to break up the terror environment in the valley by finding people who are dangerous to the state’s peace and security and who help terrorists recruit young people who are easy to fool.



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