NIA arrests 2 south Kashmir youth in ‘Jaish conspiracy case’

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Srinagar

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) have arrested two youth from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district in the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) conspiracy case for “waging a war” against the Central government and setting up bases in Delhi and other parts of the country, the report by The Tribune claimed.

Both youths were at the Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu facing the Public Safety Act (PSA) before they were taken into custody by the NIA.

“Today, the NIA arrested two members of the proscribed terrorist outfit JeM,” NIA spokesperson Alok Mittal told The Tribune.

“They have been identified as Tanveer Ahmad Ganie (29) of Mandoora and Ahmad Mir (23) of Gadapora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district,” Mittal added.

Both were brought from the Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu, where they have been detained under the PSA and produced before the NIA Special Court today against a production warrant, he told The Tribune.

The NIA court sent them into seven days’ custody. “During the investigation, it was found that an accused arrested earlier, Sajjad Ahmad Khan, was in regular contact with these accused over WhatsApp during the relevant period,” he said.

Sajjad was arrested by the Special Cell, Delhi Police, on March 21 and handed over to the NIA the next day on the charges of waging a war against the Centre and for hatching a criminal conspiracy by the top leadership of JeM based in Pakistan to strengthen the base of the outfit in India by recruiting persons for carrying out terrorist acts, The Tribune reported.

The NIA said Sajjad was specially sent to Delhi to set up hideouts in the NCR. “This was done to select specific targets and also to radicalise and recruit Muslim youths for terror activities,” Mittal told The Tribune.

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