Kashmir: NIA carries out raids at multiple locations in twin cases

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency on Wednesday carried raids at nine locations in Kashmir Valley in connection with a case regarding recovery of IED from Bhatindi Area of Jammu in June last year, officials said.

“NIA in coordination with Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF carried out searches at 9 locations in the districts of Srinagar (2 locations), Kupwara (2), Anantnag (1), Pulwama (1), Bandipora (1), Kulgam (1 location) and Baramulla (1 location) in NIA case RC-04/2021/NIA/JMU,” NIA said in a statement.

The case pertains to recovery of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from Bhatindi area of Jammu, it said. “After investigation five accused persons have been arrested in the instant case till date, out of which three accused were chargesheeted on 22.12.2021,” NIA said, adding, “During the searches conducted today incriminating material and digital devices have been seized from the premises of suspects in the case.”

Further Investigation in the case continues, the NIA added.

Meanwhile, National Investigation Agency (NIA) also carried out raids at multiple locations during the investigations of a case related to radicalising, motivating and recruiting youth of J&K into militancy.

A spokesperson of NIA said the raids were conducted in coordination with Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF at three locations across Kashmir.

“During the searches incriminating materials and digital devices were seized,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

“This case pertains to radicalising, motivating and recruiting of youth of J&K to effect violent activities in J&K and rest of India by Sajjad Gul, Salim Rehmani @ Abu Saad and Saifullah Sajid Jutt, Commanders of LeT/TRF,” it said, adding four persons have been arrested in the instant case so far.NIA said further investigation in the case continues.

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