NIA raids premises of terror cadres, hybrid terrorists and overground workers


Srinagar, 09 May (Hindustan Times). The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out raids at 16 locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the planning and execution of violent attacks by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

The NIA spokesperson said the searches were conducted at the premises of various terror cadres, hybrid terrorists and overground workers (OGWs) belonging to newly formed terror outfits and several prominent banned Pakistan-backed terror outfits. The raids took place in Anantnag, Srinagar, Budgam, Shopian, Kulgam and Baramulla districts of Kashmir as well as Poonch, Rajouri and Kishtwar districts of Jammu.

The NIA is probing the activities of newly formed terror groups, which include The Resistance Front, United Liberation Front Jammu and Kashmir, Mujahideen Ghazwat-ul-Hind, Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Fighters, Kashmir Tigers, People’s Anti-Fascist Front and others.

The NIA said these organizations are related to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al-Badr and Al-Qaeda. The raids conducted on Tuesday at a total of 16 locations (12 in Kashmir Valley and four in Jammu division) were part of the NIA’s investigation into the activities of OGWs and cadres in support of these new terror outfits, the NIA said.

He said that these cadres and OGWs have been found involved in the collection and distribution of sticky bombs, IEDs, cash, drugs and small arms as well as spreading activities related to terror, violence and subversion in J&K. Investigation further revealed that Pakistan based operatives were using drones to deliver weapons, bombs, drugs etc. to their operatives and cadres in Kashmir Valley.

The NIA had earlier raided 12 locations in Jammu and Kashmir on May 2, seizing incriminating material and digital devices, in the terror conspiracy case it had registered on June 21, 2022.

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