NIA raids 8 locations in terror conspiracy case
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NIA raids 8 locations in terror conspiracy case

Digital devices with incriminating data seized

Post by Irfan Yattoo on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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Srinagar, Dec 05: Continuing a stringent crackdown on operating terror networks in J&K, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted raids at several locations across Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terror conspiracy hatched and operationalised by various offshoots of the banned terrorists outfits.
The officials revealed that the raids were conducted at eight locations in the seven districts of Poonch, Shopian, Pulwama, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kupwara and Srinagar of the Union Territory of J&K.
As per officials, the raided locations include the residential premises of hybrid terrorists and Overground Workers (OGWs) associated with the newly-formed affiliates and offshoots of the banned terrorist outfits.
NIA Spokesman said that agency raided several locations across J&K in connection with the terror conspiracy hatched and operationalised by the offshoots of the banned Pakistan-backed terrorist organisations, including Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al-Badr, Al-Qaeda, etc.
He said that extensive searches were also conducted at the premises of the cadres and sympathisers of these newly floated organisations, which included 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.
"The searches led to the seizure of several digital devices containing large volumes of incriminating data and documents by the NIA, which has been investigating the conspiracy of the recently launched offshoots of the banned terror outfits to destabilize J&K through violent terrorist attacks and activities," he said.
The spokesman further said that NIA had registered the case (RC-05/2022/NIA/JMU) suo moto on 21st June 2022 to probe the involvement of the cadres, OGWs and other suspects of the new outfits in the collection and distribution of sticky bombs, IEDs, funds, narcotic substances and arms/ammunition to spread terror, violence and subversion in J&K.
He said NIA investigations so far have revealed that Pak-based operatives were using social media platforms to promote terror, and were also using drones to deliver arms/ammunition, explosives, narcotics etc. to their operatives and cadres in the Kashmir valley.
"These activities were being carried out as part of the terror conspiracy hatched by the banned outfits, backed by their masters in Pakistan. It involved radicalization of local youth and mobilization of OGWs to carry out violent and disruptive activities in J&K," the spokesman said.

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