NIA raids several locations in Pulwama
Post by on Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Srinagar, June 20: National Investigation Agency on Monday carried out raids at multiple locations in south Kashmir’s Pulwamadistrict and arrested four alleged Overground Workers (OGWs) of the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit.
According to a statement issued by the NIA, raids, and arrests were made in connection with a related to firing on paramilitary CRPF in Chewa Kalan Pulwama.
“NIA conducted searches at seven locations in Pulwama (district) and arrested four accused in the case (RC-02/2022/NIA/JMU),” NIA said.
"The case relates to the militant activities of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in South Kashmir, during which two militants were killed by security forces in a gun battle at Chewa Kalan, Pulwama, J&K on 11 March 2022,” the statement read.
“The killed militants were later identified as AquibMushtaq Bhat of Pulwama and Kamal Bhai of Pakistan. The case was originally registered at PS, Pulwama as FIR no. 50/2022 dated 11.03.2022 and was subsequently taken over by NIA on 08.04.2022.”
During the searches conducted on Monday, NIA said, a large number of incriminating materials was seized.
Based on these searches, the statement read, four accused persons namely Sahil Ahmed Khan alias Sohail son of Feroz Ahmed Khan, Jahangir Ahmed Dar son of Nazir Ahmed Dar, both residents of Gudoora, Pulwama, Shahid Ahmed Shergojri son of Mohammad RamzanShergozri of Ugragund, Pulwama and InayatGulzar Bhat son of Gulzar Ahmed Bhat of Pinglena have been arrested.
“These four accused had harboredJeM (terrorists) active in South Kashmir and arranged transportation and logistics for them. They are also involved in radicalising impressionable local youth and motivating them to join (terror) groups,” reads the statement.