The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday conducted searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a case relating to conspiracy for undertaking terrorist acts in the Union Territory and other major cities by Pakistan-based terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen & Al Badr.
According to reports, the agency conducted searches at over 10 locations including in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama, Awantipora, Sopore and Kulgam.
Earlier on Wednesday, the agency had raided several places in connection with the case. The case pertains to the hatching of conspiracy for undertaking violent terrorist attacks by members of proscribed terrorist organisations.
The premier investigation agency arrested four identified as Suhail Ahmad Thokar of Kulgam; Kamran Ashraf Reshi, Rayid Bashir and Hanan Gulzar Dar from Srinagar during the raids. Later, 8 more accused persons namely, Adil Ahmad War, Manan Gulzar Dar, Hilal Ahmed Dar, Sobhia, Rouf Bhatt, Shaqib Bashir, Zamin Adil and Haris Nisar Langoo were arrested by NIA after the search.
Till now 13 accused persons have been arrested in this case by NIA. Electronic devices and incriminating jehadi documents have been seized today during the searches. The eight accused persons arrested are terror operatives of various proscribed terrorist organisations and have been instrumental in providing logistical and material support to terrorists.