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Journalist cum terrorist killed in encounter in Kashmir; A new threat looming?

Last Updated on March 30, 2022 at 1:43 pm

After killing of two terrorists in Srinagar’s Rainawari out of which one was an Editor-in-Chief of a local portal, security agencies are faced with a new threat.

The slain ultra has been identified as Rayees Ahmad Bhat from whom an identity card was discovered identifying him as an Editor-in-Chief of a portal VNS.

The encounter had started in wee hours on Wednesday in which two ultras were trapped in Rainawari area of Srinagar. IG Kashmir Vijay Kumar informed that one of the killed categorised local terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT was carrying Identity Card (ID) of media. “It indicates a clear case of misuse of media” IG said.

Carrying an I card of media can provide access to anti-national elements to crucial press briefings by top officials and political leaders. This can become a major cause of concern among the security agencies who are likely to ask the Information Department of J&K about a policy to know the real and fake journalists in the UT.