Srinagar- Police on Thursday cautioned media houses against revealing the names of journalists dubbed as military agents in a purported list, issued by the Resistance Front (TRF).
“It has been noticed that many media houses are irresponsibly discussing names of journalists regarding the online anonymous threat. Media houses are requested not to fall for sensationalism & to behave responsibly not endangering the safety & security of their fellow journalists”, Srinagar Police said in a Tweet.
The fresh police advisory followed the resignation of at least five journalists from local publications after a threat letter naming over a dozen journalists surfaced on social media.
TRF recently issued an online threat to a few media houses in the Valley “for their traitorous” acts and “nexus” with army and police. Srinagar police has already registered a case and launched an investigation in view of the threats issued to journalists.
On Thursday PTI quoting intelligence sources reported that the threat letter may have originated from Turkey.
The report named Mukhtar Baba and said he was suspected as a “mastermind” behind the threats.
Baba used to work for various newspapers in Kashmir. He was a resident of Srinagar in the 1990s and is believed to be now living in Turkey, it said.
“Baba is suspected to be in touch with six associates in the Valley, and two of them have been identified”, it added.
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