Searches conducted at multiple locations in J&K, 4 accused arrested in militancy conspiracy case: NIA

Srinagar, Oct 13 (KNS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday said that it conducted searches at multiple locations in the Kashmir valley and arrested four accused persons in a case related to hatching of conspiracy to carry out violent militant activities. 

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that NIA Conducts Searches at multiple locations in J&K and arrests 04 accused persons in militancy conspiracy case (RC-29/2021/NIA/DLI) yesterday. 

"NIA conducted searches at 16 locations in Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian districts and arrested 04 accused namely Waseem Ahmed Sofi, Tariq Ahmed Dar, Bilal Ahmed Mir alias Bilal Fufu and Tariq Ahmed Bafanda--all residents of Srinagar in RC-29/2021/NIA/DLI," reads that statement.

It reads that the case pertains to information received regarding hatching of conspiracy both physically and in cyberspace for undertaking violent militant acts in J&K and other major cities including New Delhi, by cadres of Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al Badr and similar other outfits and their affiliates such as the Resistance Front (TRF), People Against Fascist Forces (PAFF) etc. 

"The militant associates and OGWs of these organizations are conspiring with their handlers and commanders based in a neighboring country and also indulging in radicalization of local youth for the purpose of recruiting and training them in handling of arms, ammunition and explosives. These militants and cadres have affected several militant acts including killings of numerous innocent civilians and security personnel, unleashing a reign of terror in the valley of Kashmir, thereby challenging the writ of the state," it reads.

The statement reads that accordingly, NIA had registered the case as RC 29/2021/NIA/DLI) dated 10.10.2021 and initiated the investigation.

"During the searches conducted yesterday several electronic devices, incriminating jehadi documents, records of suspicious financial transactions were seized," it reads.

It reads that preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested accused persons are militant associates and OGWs of various militant organizations and have been providing logistical and material support to militants and facilitating them in their nefarious designs. 

The statement reads that further investigation in the case was going on. (KNS)

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