NIA has arrested 4 terror associates throughout searches at 16 areas in Jammu and Kashmir following registration of a case to unearth a conspiracy hatched by numerous terror teams to hold out assaults within the Union Territory and different main cities, together with New Delhi, an official mentioned on Wednesday.
The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) had registered the case on October 10 and initiated an investigation.
4 accused individuals – Waseem Ahmad Sofi, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Bilal Ahmad Mir alias Bilal Fafu and Tariq Ahmad Bafanda, all residents of Srinagar – have been arrested in the course of the searches carried out in Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian districts on Tuesday, a spokesperson of the NIA mentioned.
The NIA mentioned preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested accused individuals are terror associates or Over Floor Staff (OGWs) of varied proscribed terrorist organisations and have been offering logistical and materials help to terrorists and facilitating them of their nefarious designs.
“Throughout the searches carried out yesterday (Tuesday), a number of digital units, incriminating Jehadi (holy conflict) paperwork and information of suspicious monetary transactions have been seized,” the spokesperson mentioned.
The NIA mentioned the case pertains to data obtained relating to hatching of conspiracy each bodily and in our on-line world for endeavor violent terrorist acts in Jammu and Kashmir and different main cities, together with New Delhi, by cadres of proscribed terrorist organisations Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al Badr and related different outfits and their associates reminiscent of The Resistance Entrance (TRF) and Folks In opposition to Fascist Forces (PAFF).
“The phobia associates/Over Floor Staff of those organisations are conspiring with their handlers and commanders based mostly in a neighbouring nation and in addition indulging in radicalisation of native youth for the aim of recruiting and coaching them in dealing with of arms, ammunition and explosives,” the spokesperson mentioned.
The spokesperson mentioned these terrorists and cadres have affected a number of terrorist acts, together with killing of quite a few harmless civilians and safety personnel, and unleashing a reign of terror within the Kashmir valley, thereby difficult the writ of the state.
The NIA mentioned additional investigation within the case continues.