On March 15, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided 15 locations in Jammu & Kashmir as well as in Punjab in a case related to terror conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based proscribed organisations to radicalise youth of the Union Territory and target members of minority communities, security personnel and religious events and activities, said the agency.
The raids were carried out on March 14, at 14 locations in six districts of Jammu & Kashmir, including Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama, Anantnag, Budgam and Kathua; and one location in Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab, added the agency.
The anti-terror agency said the NIA sleuths searched the premises of Over Ground Workers (OGWs) and cadres of various proscribed outfits and their affiliates.
“Twelve suspects were identified who were in touch with different Pakistan-based handlers”said NIA, during investigations.
Searches were conducted on March 14, at 11 locations belonging to these 12 suspects across Jammu & Kashmir in Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag districts and one location in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib.
“Digital devices and incriminating material were seized from these locations yesterday,” said the NIA, adding that further investigations in the case are in progress.
Earlier, in June 2022, the NIA registered a suo-moto case against Over Ground Workers (OGWs) and cadres of various proscribed outfits and their affiliates and off-shoots, who were operating under various pseudo names on the commands of their Pakistani commanders and handlers.
In follow-up operations in 2022, these searches were conducted by the NIA sleuths.
The case relates to a terror conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based commanders of proscribed terrorist organisations to radicalise the youth of Jammu & Kashmir and target members of minority communities, security personnel and religious events and activities, said the agency.
“The accused were also found involved in spreading terror in Jammu & Kashmir over cyber-space.”
(with inputs from ANI)