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Terror conspiracy case: NIA searches 12 locations in J&K

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Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids at 12 locations across Jammu and Kashmir today in connection with a terror conspiracy case and the searches were continuing till late in the evening.

A statement of the investigation agency issued today that while 11 of these locations were located in the Kashmir valley (8 in Pulwama district, 1 each in Kulgam, Anantnag, and Budgam districts), one was in district Poonch in Jammu.

“The case (RC-05/2022/NIA/JMU) related to the hatching of a conspiracy, both physical and in cyberspace, and plans by proscribed terrorist organisations to execute violent terrorist attacks in J&K with sticky bombs, IEDs and small arms. The plans are part of a larger conspiracy by the terrorist groups to commit terror acts in association with local youths/overground workers in order to create communal disharmony in J&K. The terrorist outfits involved in the conspiracy were identified as Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al-Badr, Al-Qaeda, besides others,” the statement said.

It said that searches were also being carried out in the premises of cadres and hybrid overground workers linked with the affiliates and offshoots of these organisations, operating under pseudo names such as “The Resistance Front (TRF)”, “United Liberation Front Jammu & Kashmir (UL J&K)”, “Mujahideen Gazwat-ul-Hind (MGH)”, “Jammu & Kashmir Freedom Fighters (JKFF)”, Kashmir Tigers, PAAF and others.

“Initial investigations by the NIA indicated that these workers and cadres were involved in the collection and distribution of sticky bombs or magnetic bombs, IEDs, cash, narcotics, and small weapons. These weapons, bombs, narcotics, etc were being pushed onto the Indian soil by PaK-based handlers and commanders of proscribed terrorist organisations using drones to the terrorists active in the Kashmir valley,” said the statement.

It further said that NIA had conducted similar multiple searches in the said terror conspiracy case at 14 locations in Jammu and Kashmir on 24th June last year. The searches, conducted then in the districts of Srinagar, Baramula, Pulwama, Anantnag Budgam, and Kathua, had led to the seizure of incriminating material and digital devices. NIA had registered a suo motu case on 21st June 2022 about the terrorist conspiracy.

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