NIA raids multiple locations in J&K, Punjab

Srinagar, Mar 15 (KNS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that it conducted searches at multiple locations in Jammu Kashmir and Punjab as a part of investigation of a case registered by the NIA.

The NIA had registered a suo-moto case against OGWs and cadres of various proscribed outfits and their affiliates off-shoots, who were operating under various pseudo names on the commands of their Pakistani commanders/ handlers," the NIA said in a statement said.

"In follow up operations in 2022, searches were conducted at 14 locations in 6 districts of Jammu & Kashmir, including Srinagar, Baramula, Pulwama, Anantnag, Budgam and Kathua," it said.

"The case relates to terror conspiracy hatched by Pakistan based commanders of proscribed terrorist organisations to radicalize youth of J&K and target members of minority communities, security personnel and religious events/activities," the NIA said, adding that the accused were also found involved in spreading terror in J&K over cyber-space.

"During investigations, 12 suspects were identified who were in touch with different Pakistan based handlers. Searches were conducted at 11 locations belonging to the above suspects across J&K in the districts of Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag and 1 location in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab in case RC-05/2022/NIA/JMU. Digital devices and incriminating material were seized from these locations yesterday (14.3.2023). Further investigations in the case are in progress," the NIA said.(KNS)

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