NIA raids 14 locations in J-K in case linked to terror activities

23 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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The NIA conducted searches in the districts of Kulgam, Pulwama, Anantnag, Sopore, and Jammu.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at 14 places in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday for those involved in the propagation of terrorist operations in the Union Territory (UT) by various banned terrorist groups, targeting minorities and security personnel. The NIA conducted searches in the districts of Kulgam, Pulwama, Anantnag, Sopore, and Jammu.

The NIA claimed in a statement that several incriminating evidence, including digital gadgets, SIM cards, and digital storage devices, were recovered from the raided locations.

According to the agency, the case involves a criminal conspiracy to carry out terrorist and subversive activities hatched by cadres and Over Ground Workers (OWGs) of various proscribed organisations and their affiliates and offshoots operating under various aliases at the behest of their Pakistani commanders and handlers.

“They are involved in carrying out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir by utilising cyberspace, targeting minorities, security forces, and promoting communal strife,” the NIA stated.

The NIA’s Jammu office had registered the case on its own on June 21 of this year.

The NIA raid was part of an operation against such organisations that target minority populations, since the government has a zero tolerance policy for terrorism.