NIA raids 15 locations in Punjab, J-K against terror groups
New Delhi, March 15: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided 15 locations in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in Punjab in a case related to terror conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based proscribed organisations to radicalize youth of the Union Territory and target members of minority communities, security personnel and religious events and activities.
As per the sources, the raid was carried out at 14 different locations of Jammu and Kashmir.
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The places in which raid has been conducted are being conducted are : Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama, Anantnag, Budgam and Kathua; and one location in Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab, added the agency.
NIA sleuths searched the premises of Over Ground Workers (OGWs) and cadres of various proscribed outfits and their affiliates, said the anti-terror agency.
During investigations, the NIA said, "Twelve suspects were identified who were in touch with different Pakistan-based handlers".
Meanwhile, yesterday also searches were conducted on 11 different locations.
Adding further investigation in the case, NIA stated that, “Digital devices and incriminating material were seized from these locations yesterday."
The NIA also registered a suo-moto case against Over Ground Workers (OGWs) and cadres of various proscribed outfits and their affiliates and off-shoots, who were operating under various pseudo names on the commands of their Pakistani commanders and handlers.
The case relates to a terror conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based commanders of proscribed terrorist organisations to radicalize the youth of Jammu and Kashmir and target members of minority communities, security personnel and religious events and activities, said NIA.
"The accused were also found involved in spreading terror in Jammu and Kashmir over cyber-space."