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Police probing uploading of ‘execution videos’ on social media

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Srinagar, Nov 19: Police on Monday warned action against those uploading videos of ‘executions’ carried out by the militants on social media, saying it is investigating various social media accounts propagating such videos.

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen had purportedly released videos of the killings of two Shopian youth last week. In the videos, the outfit had blamed the slain youth for tipping off forces about the presence of militants.

“These crimes (on-camera executions carried out by militants) are terror and gruesome crimes. Their propaganda on social media is also a crime. A case already stands registered in this matter and those propagating such type of content — there are some handles which are propagating them — we are investigating them,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) S P Pani said.

The IGP Kashmir was speaking to reporters at the wreath-laying ceremony of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at Humhama.

Head Constable Chandrika Prasad was killed in a militant attack on a CRPF camp in Kakapora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Sunday night.

Pani said police is seeking cooperation of the service-providers to nab people behind propagation of such videos.

“I am sure that with the cooperation of the service provider and other things, we will be able to nail them,” he said.

Asked about the arrest of two women allegedly working as over-ground workers of militants, the IGP Kashmir said police is investigating their roles.

“The investigation is on. We will share the details of the investigation findings with you once they come,” he said.

While one of the two women was arrested along with ammunition during a search of a vehicle in Lawaypora on the outskirts of Srinagar, another woman, reportedly a resident of Sumbal, was detained from Rajbagh.

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