NIA arrests four terror associates in a number of raids in Jammu and Kashmir

NIA has arrested 4 terror associates throughout searches at 16 places in Jammu and Kashmir following registration of a case to unearth a conspiracy hatched by varied terror teams to hold out assaults within the Union Territory and different main cities, together with New Delhi, an official mentioned on Wednesday.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had registered the case on October 10 and initiated an investigation.

Four accused individuals – Waseem Ahmad Sofi, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Bilal Ahmad Mir alias Bilal Fafu and Tariq Ahmad Bafanda, all residents of Srinagar – have been arrested through the searches carried out in Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian districts on Tuesday, a spokesperson of the NIA mentioned.

The NIA mentioned preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested accused persons are terror associates or Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of varied proscribed terrorist organisations and have been offering logistical and materials help to terrorists and facilitating them of their nefarious designs.

“During the searches conducted yesterday (Tuesday), several electronic devices, incriminating Jehadi (holy war) documents and records of suspicious financial transactions were seized,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The NIA mentioned the case pertains to data acquired relating to hatching of conspiracy each bodily and in our on-line world for endeavor violent terrorist acts in Jammu and Kashmir and different main cities, together with New Delhi, by cadres of proscribed terrorist organisations Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al Badr and related different outfits and their associates resembling The Resistance Front (TRF) and People Against Fascist Forces (PAFF).

“The terror associates/Over Ground Workers of these organisations are conspiring with their handlers and commanders based in a neighbouring country and also indulging in radicalisation of local youth for the purpose of recruiting and training them in handling of arms, ammunition and explosives,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The spokesperson mentioned these terrorists and cadres have affected a number of terrorist acts, together with killing of quite a few harmless civilians and safety personnel, and unleashing a reign of terror within the Kashmir valley, thereby difficult the writ of the state.

The NIA mentioned additional investigation within the case continues.


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