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Crackdown against terror ecosystem continues

NIA raids 13 locations in Kashmir •       Incriminating material recovered •       Over 70 locations raided this month

Post by RK News on Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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 Srinagar, May 15: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday conducted searches at 13 locations in Kashmir linked with the newly-formed offshoots and affiliates of several proscribed Pak-backed terror organisations.
NIA spokesman said the agency has tightened its grip on terrorist organisations and their offshoots and affiliates working in the Kashmir valley to disrupt peace and communal harmony by spreading terror and bloodshed..
"The agency conducted a series of raids in Anantnag, Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian and Budgam districts of Kashmir, and seized incriminating material, documents etc," he said.
The spokesman said NIA has launched extensive searches at 13 locations of sympathizers/cadres, hybrid terrorists and Overground Workers (OGWs) linked with the newly-formed offshoots and affiliates of several proscribed Pak-backed terror organisations.
It includes Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al-Badr, Al-Qaeda, etc. 
 "The raids were part of the ongoing investigations of NIA in the terror conspiracy case, involving the activities of OGWs and cadres in support of various newly-launched outfits," he said.
The NIA spokesman said newly-launched terror outfits include the Resistance Front (TRF), United Liberation Front Jammu & Kashmir (ULFJ&K), Mujahideen Gazwat-ul-Hind (MGH), Jammu & Kashmir Freedom Fighters (JKFF), Kashmir Tigers, PAAF, among others.
 "Besides terrorist and violent activities, these cadres and workers had been found involved in collection and distribution of sticky bombs, magnetic bombs, IEDs, funds, narcotics and arms, ammunition," he said.
As per NIA, the investigations had further revealed that Pak-based operatives were involved in delivery of arms/ammunition, explosives, narcotics etc. to these cadres and workers in the Kashmir valley via drones. 
"Social media platforms were also being widely used by the operatives across the border to connect with OGWs and cadres in Kashmir," the spokesman said.
Meanwhile NIA had registered the case (RC-05/2022/NIA/JMU) suomotu on  June 12, 2022. The matter related to conspiracy and plans, hatched physically as well in cyberspace, by these proscribed terrorist organisations.
" The conspirators aimed to unleash violent terrorist attacks in J&K with sticky bombs, IEDs and small arms etc, as part of a larger conspiracy to commit acts of terror and violence by radicalising local youth and mobilising and deploying overground workers," he said.
The spokesman said in connection with the investigation of this case, since the beginning of this month, NIA has conducted more than 70 searches in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier on May 11, NIA searched multiple locations in two districts of  Kashmir division in connection with the banned Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Terror Funding case.
NIA raided  multiple locations in Budgam and Baramulla districts of Kashmir in the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Terror Funding case.
NIA files supplementary chargesheet against terror operative in LeT offshoot case
 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a Supplementary chargesheet against one accused in the case involving the activities of The Resistance Front (TRF), an offshoot of the proscribed terrorist outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
An official Spokesman said that NIA has charged Faisal Muneer @ Ali Bhai, a resident of TalabKhatikan area under P.S Peer Mitha Jammu, J&K, of conspiring with Pakistan-based operatives of LeT/TRF for transportation of firearms and explosives for carrying out terror acts in India. 
Faizal is the fourth person to be chargesheeted in the case (RC-32/2021/NIA/DLI), registered suomoto by NIA on 18th November 2021. NIA had earlier filed a chargesheet against accused Arsalan Feroz @ ArsalanSoub, Muzamil Mushtaq Bhat @ Hamza and Mudasir Ahmed Dar respectively on 18th June, 9th November and 17th December, 2022. 
Meanwhile, in its supplementary chargesheet filed today in the NIA Special Court, Patiala House, VIA has charged Faisal under various sections of IPC, Arms Act and UA(P) Act, 1967.
"He had entered into a conspiracy with his handlers based across-the-border to deliver the consignments of weapons and explosives to active terrorist commanders and operatives of these outfits for commission of terror acts in India, as per NIA investigations," the spokesman said.
He said as part of the conspiracy hatched with other co-accused and handlers/operatives of LeT/TRF, Faisal had actively worked for LeT/TRF and had received funds from operatives of LeT, with the intent to further its terror activities.
The spokesman said the three accused, found working at the behest of LeT/TRF operatives, as Overground Workers (OGWs), were charged under various sections of the law.
"During the investigations, it emerged that Faisal Muneer was working as an active OGW of LeT/TRF, and was involved in receiving, collecting, and supplying weapons /explosives /funds," he said.
The spokesman said these materials were sent/dropped from Pakistan via drones in the areas situated near the International Border area of Samba/Kathua, for carrying out terrorist activities in India. 
"After receiving the consignments from his associates, accused Faisal Muneer used to store them at his residence for onward delivery to terrorist operatives and their OGWs, on the directions of the LeT/TRF operatives based across the border," he said.

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