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NIA raids Pakistan backed terror outfits in Kashmir, digital devices seized

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 at 6:54 pm

In a massive crackdown in the Jammu & Kashmir terror conspiracy case involving Pakistan-backed banned terrorist organisations and their offshoots, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday raided nine locations across Kashmir.

Several digital devices containing large volumes of incriminating data and documents were seized during the raids, conducted at the premises of hybrid terrorists and Overground Workers (OGWs) linked with the newly-formed offshoots and affiliates of proscribed terrorist outfits such as Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al-Badr, Al-Qaeda, etc. Premises of sympathizers and cadres of these organisations were also searched extensively, said NIA spokesman.

NIA teams cracked down on these properties and conducted elaborate searches this morning as part of its investigation in the case RC-05/2022/NIA/JMU, registered by the anti-terror agency suo moto on 21st June 2022. The case relates to a terror conspiracy involving plans by the banned terrorist organisations and their newly floated offshoots to unleash violence in J&K by using sticky bombs, IEDs and small arms etc.

Backed by their Pakistan-based masters and mentors, these outfits have been conspiring, in both physical and cyber space, to carry out terror acts aimed at disturbing the peace and communal harmony in J&K by radicalizing local youth and mobilizing overground workers. The outfits include The Resistance Front (TRF), United Liberation Front Jammu & Kashmir (ULFJ&K), Mujahideen Gazwat-ul-Hind (MGH), Jammu & Kashmir Freedom Fighters (JKFF), Kashmir Tigers, PAAF and others. All of them are affiliated to the banned terrorist organisations and were floated as frontal outfits to carry out the nefarious agenda of the main militant groups after the latter were banned by the Government of India.

The digital devices and other data recovered during the searches are being scrutinized to expose and dismantle the complete conspiracy, the spokesman added.