MHA dispatches special cyber team to Kashmir: Report

Srinagar: A Bengaluru-based special technological team has been dispatched by Ministry of Home Affairs to the Valley to track down locations from where viral militant videos are regularly uploaded, a local news agency CNS reported on Monday.

A police official told CNS that Bengaluru-based expert team visited Valley to ascertain the locations of these videos where from they were uploaded.

“Though it is very difficult to trace the location of an uploaded video when it is being uploaded through Virtual Private Network (VPN), yet a breakthrough is expected from the team,” the official was quoted as saying.

After the surfacing of these videos on social media, the State Home Department, according to sources, had sought special assistance from Central Government, the report added.

Sources added that MHA discussed the matter and directed cyber security officials to dispatch a special team to the Kashmir Valley, the report said.

The team of experts, according to sources, recently visited South Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian district, the report said, adding that they have collected all the details and data of militant videos that have gone viral in recent past.

IGP Kashmir SJM Gillani, however, feigned ignorance about the development when asked about the presence of cyber security team in the Valley, the report said.

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