NIA raids 16 locations in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 10: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday raided multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Reliable sources said that sleuths of NIA along with CRPF raided the house of Nayeem Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Aaripora Zewan who is working as driver in Hassan Road Construction Company owned by Ghulam Hassan. The house of Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, a resident of Baghi Nand Singh Chattabal who is running a poultary farm was also searched by the Sleuths of NIA and seized almost five mobile phones besides other things, they said.

They said that sleuths of probing agency raided the house of Suhail Ahmad Bhat son of Late Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, a resident of Solina Payeen in Shergari Police jurisdiction here and house ofTahir Ahmad Najar son of Mohammad Sultan Najar, a resident of Bahauddind Sahab in Nowhata was also searched by the sleuths of the NIA.

Sources in South Kashmir also confirmed that a NIA team of five members headed by SP Naveen Kumar and Dysp R K Pandey raided a residence in Mir Mohalla in Achabal.

They said in north Kashmir, a raid was conducted at Kreeri in Baramulla, adding that similar raids were conducted in Jammu parts also.

Sources in NIA said that sixteen locations are being searched in Jammu and Kashmir in two different cases: ‘Voice of Hind’ Magazine which aims to incite and radicalize impressionable youth in India and recovery of ‘IED’ in Jammu’s Bathnadi area.kdc

2 TRF ‘Operatives Arrests’, Searches Carried At 7 Locations In Kashmir: NIA

Later NIA said that it carried searches at seven locations in Kashmir Valley and arrested two “operatives” of TRF (The Resistance Front).

The NIA in a statement  said searches at multiple locations in J&K were carried in connection with “LeT- TRF conspiracy case.”

“NIA conducted searches with the assistance of CRPF and J&K Police at seven locations in Kulgam, Srinagar and Baramulla districts,” it said.

During the searches conducted today, NIA said many digital devices including mobiles, pen drives, data storage devices and other “incriminating” materials have been recovered.

“During course of searches conducted today two TRF operatives namely Tawseef Ahmed Wani son of Mohammad Maqbool Wani of village Bangdara, District Baramulla and Faiz Ahmed Khan son of Mohammad Afzal Khan of village Panzat, Wampora, District Anantnag have been arrested for their involvement in the conspiracy,” NIa said, adding, “Further investigation in the case continues.”

The NIA said that the case was initially registered as (FIR no. 234/2021) dated 27 June 2021 of Police station Bahu Fort District Jammu, relating to the recovery of an IED from a Lashker-e-Toiba militant in Bathindi Jammu on 27 June 2021 for indulging in militant acts in J&K. NIA had reregistered the case as RC-04/2021/NIA/JMU on 19 July 2021. Earlier three LeT militants were arrested in this case, the NIA said.

“Investigation has revealed that Pakistan based handlers of LeT and their associates based in J&K had conspired to cause extensive (militant) activities for harming general public,” NIA said, adding, “They had planned that responsibility for the (militant) acts so committed would be taken by the pseudo-acronym TRF so as to maintain plausible deniability and evade Law Enforcement Agencies.”

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