NIA raids multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with terror conspiracy

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out a series of raids in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bathindi area and Shopian on Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into a case involving a criminal conspiracy to carry out terrorist and subversive activities.

The NIA had started the investigation into the case on June 21, 2022, focusing on uncovering potential terrorist plots and subversive operations within the region. In a coordinated effort, the agency conducted searches at eight different locations across Jammu and Kashmir.

Specifically, the raids in Shopian targeted a terror-related case, with a particular focus on the residence of Mohammad Yousuf Wani. Wani, a resident of Chotigam area in the Shopian district of south Kashmir. He is identified as a farmer by occupation.

Earlier, a successful operation by Sopore Police resulted in the arrest of two individuals affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant group. These individuals were identified as Over Ground Workers (OGWs) for the LeT. During their apprehension, law enforcement authorities confiscated eight rounds of pistols and grenades from their possession.

An FIR has been filed against the arrested suspects, and investigation has been launched. The authorities remain committed to maintaining security and combating any potential threats to peace and stability within the region.

The NIA’s efforts to uncover and address instances of terrorism and subversive activities underline the continued dedication of law enforcement agencies to safeguarding the well-being of citizens and maintaining public safety.