NIA raids 9 locations in Kashmir, seizes incriminating digital data

A NIA spokesman said the “massive crackdown” in J&K was terror outfits and their offshoots

April 22, 2024 10:29 am | Updated 10:06 pm IST - SRINAGAR

Security personnel stand guard as National Investigation Agency members carry out raids in at least nine locations in Jammu and Kashmir on April 22, 2024.

Security personnel stand guard as National Investigation Agency members carry out raids in at least nine locations in Jammu and Kashmir on April 22, 2024. | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

Nine locations were raided by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Kashmir as part of the ongoing clampdown on the militant outfits in the Valley, the agency said on Monday.

A NIA spokesman said the “massive crackdown” in J&K was terror outfits and their offshoots. 

“Several digital devices containing large volumes of incriminating data and documents were seized during the raids, conducted on the premises of hybrid terrorists and overground workers linked with the newly-formed offshoots and affiliates of proscribed terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al-Badr, Al-Qaeda, etc”, the NIA said.

It said the premises of sympathisers and cadres of these organisations were also searched extensively. “The digital devices and other data recovered during the searches are being scrutinised to expose and dismantle the complete conspiracy”, the NIA said.

The searches were conducted as part of the investigation into a case registered by the anti-terror agency suo moto on June 21, 2022. “The case relates to a terror conspiracy involving plans by the banned terrorist organisations and their newly floated offshoots to unleash violence in J&K by using sticky bombs, IEDs and small arms, etc,” the NIA said.

“Backed by their Pakistan-based masters and mentors, these outfits have been conspiring, in both physical and cyber space, to carry out terror acts aimed at disturbing the peace and communal harmony in J&K by radicalising local youth and mobilising overground workers,” the NIA said.

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