NIA searches multiple locations in J&K, arrests two TRF operatives
Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday conducted searches at seven locations in the Kashmir Valley.
In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that the NIA conducted searches with the assistance of CRPF and J&K Police at 07 locations in Kulgam, Srinagar and Baramulla case RC-04/2021/NIA/JMU.
“The case was initially registered as FIR no. 234/2021 dated 27.06.2021 of PS Bahu Fort District Jammu, relating to the recovery of an IED from a Lashker-e-Toiba terrorist in Bathindi Jammu on 27.06.2021 for indulging in terrorist acts in J&K. NIA had reregistered the case as RC-04/2021/NIA/JMU dated 19.07.2021. Earlier Three LeT terrorists were arrested in this case,” reads the statement.
It reads that the investigation has revealed that Pakistan based handlers of proscribed terror outfit LeT and their associates based in J&K had conspired to cause extensive terror activities for harming general public.
“They had planned that responsibility for the terrorist acts so committed would be taken by the pseudo-acronym TRF so as to maintain plausible deniability and evade Law Enforcement Agencies,” it reads.
It reads that during the searches conducted many digital devices including mobiles, pen drives, data storage devices and other incriminating materials have been recovered.
“During searches today two TRF operatives namely Tawseef Ahmed Wani s/o Mohd Maqbool Wani r/o village Bangdara, District Baramulla and Faiz Ahmed Khan s/o Mohd Afzal Khan r/o village Panzat, Wampora, District Anantna have been arrested for their involvement in the conspiracy. Further investigation in the case continues,” it reads. (KNS)