The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids on 6 various locations in Punjab and Jammu in connection in the narcotics and weapons case. An NIA official said that the investigative agency is conducting raids at six locations in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Out of these 6 locations, 5 locations are in Jammu, and remaining one is in Punjab.
When asked about more details of the raid operations which is being carried out by the National Investigation Agency, the official said that these raids had started at 7 am on Thursday and are currently going on. However, the official refused to share further information about locations and name of those who were being raided.
NIA officials say that these raids are conducted in connection with the case of weapons and narcotics registered in 2020 by the anti-terror probe agency, where Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Border Security Force (BSF) seized 63 kg of heroin, 2 pistols, 3 magazines and 100s of cartridges. Sources claim that the agency has detained one person and is currently being questioned by the NIA officials at Satwari area of Jammu.
Arnia terror case refers to an incident in September 2020, when BSF caught sight of a suspicious movement along the international border in the Arnia sector of J&K district. Upon investigating, BSF found that 2-3 people had fled to the Pakistan side, leaving 62 kg of heroin, with an estimated value of more than Rs 50 crores. The J&K police arrested 7 people from the Jammu region and another one from the Punjab region. Considering seriousness of the situation, the Union government handed over the case to NIA.