Turkey-based ultra behind journo threats | India News

NEW DELHI: Security agencies have traced the origins of the latest terror threat to journalists in Jammu and Kashmir, which prompted some of them to resign, to Turkey-based Kashmiri terror operative Mukhtar Baba who had in the past also worked as a journalist with Kashmir-based news organisations.
As per an intelligence dossier on Mukhtar accessed by TOI, he was in frequent touch with six persons based in J&K – of which two have been identified as J&K government employees – as part of Pakistan’s ISI-backed conspiracy to propagate fear by selectively highlighting the resignations of certain Kashmiri journalists as an outcome of the circulation of a hit list type message on social media.
The threatening message, claiming to be from Lashker-e-Taiba arm The Resistance Front (TRF) and having been circulated on Telegram, had put out a ‘hit list’ of 11 Kashmir-based media persons, after…

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