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SRINAGAR — State Investigation Agency of Jammu & Kashmir Police on Tuesday seized several cell phones and sim cards after conducting searches at different locations in the houses of those allegedly accused of misusing social media against India and threatening government servants from carrying out their public service.

The searches were conducted in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and Kupwara. SIA didn’t reveal the number of arrests made during the search operation, however, it said that the operation resulted in the seizure of substantial digital and physical evidence like mobile phones and sim cards and this evidence will be meticulously analyzed to build a strong case against the accused individuals and organizations, ensuring a comprehensive investigation and subsequent legal proceedings.

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SIA, as per the news agency KNT, carried out the searches as part of an ongoing investigation in a case vide FIR number 5/23 of Police Station SIA/CIK pertaining to the misuse of social media platforms for unlawful and secessionist activities.

The case pertains to India-based social media entities allegedly collaborating with their foreign associates to spread hatred against India and promote militant activities.

Additionally, SIA said that these entities have been targeting government servants, hindering their ability to perform their lawful duties.

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