The National Investigation Agency (NIA) searched three locations in Nagpur on Thursday as part of its ongoing investigation into the Gazwa-e-Hind case, which is linked to the radicalization of impressionable youth through various social media platforms for the purpose of carrying out violent terrorist acts.
The NIA officials searched the homes of suspects involved in anti-national activities as well as the radicalization of susceptible youth via social media. On July 22, last year, the NIA filed the Gazwa-e-Hind case at the Phulwarisharif Police Station in Bihar.
In the Phulwari Sharif investigations, the NIA said, “It is revealed that accused Margub Ahmad Danish, a self-radicalized individual, was in contact with a number of foreign entities on the WhatsApp group “Ghazwa-e-Hind” created by him”.
“In this group, terrorist acts and activities in Kashmir were being glorified with the view to radicalize impressionable youth. He had also created another WhatsApp group in the name of Ghazwa-e-Hind BD and was propagating conquest of India through violence,” the NIA had said earlier.
On January 6, this year, the NIA filed a charge-sheet against an accused in the case before the NIA Special Court in Bihar.
Earlier on March 15, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided 15 locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab in connection with a terror conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based proscribed organisations to radicalise Union Territory youth and target members of minority communities, security personnel, and religious events and activities.