NIA Raids Multiple Locations In Kashmir, Arrests Four Persons

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday arrested four persons from Srinagar and Kulgam districts during fresh searches at multiple locations in four J&K districts.

In a statement NIA spokesman said that the accused Suhail Ahmad Thokar a resident of Kulgam and Kamran Ashraf Reshi, Rayid Bashir and Hanan Gulzar Dar-all residents of Srinagar were arrested in connection with case RC-29/2021/NIA/DLI.

He in a statement said that the four were arrested during searches conducted at 11 locations in Srinagar, Pulwama, Kulgam and Baramulla districts, the spokesman said.

“The case relates to conspiracy for undertaking violent terrorist acts in J&K and other major cities, by cadres of proscribed terrorist organisations Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al Badr and similar other outfits and their affiliates including the Resistance Front (TRF), People Against Fascist Forces (PAFF) etc,” he added in a statement.

The NIA had registered the case as RC 29/2021/NIA/DLI on October 10 and initiated the investigation. Till now, nine accused persons have been arrested in this case by NIA.

The spokesman in a statement said that the searches conducted today have led to recovery and seizure of electronic devices and “incriminating documents/ posters etc”.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the four accused persons arrested today are terror associates/OGWs of various proscribed terrorist organisations and have been providing logistical and material support to militants. Further investigation in the case continues,” said NIA spokesman in a statement.

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