New Delhi. On (31.07.2021), NIA along with J&K police and CRPF conducted searches at 9 locations in Shopian, Anantnag and Jammu Districts of J&K.
The case was initially registered at Gangyal Police Station, District Jammu relating to conspiracy by Lashker-e-Mustafa (LeM), working at the behest of Jaish-e- Mohammed, to carry out terrorist activities in J&K with an intention to threaten sovereignty, integrity and security of India. NIA had re-registered the case on 02.03.2021 and taken over the investigation.
During the searches many digital devices including mobile phones, hard disks, memory cards, pen drives, laptops and many booklets containing incriminating materials have been recovered from the premises of the arrested accused and the suspects in the case.
Subsequent to searches, one accused person namely Irfan Ahmed Dar s/o Md Yakoob Dar r/o Batingoo, Anantnag was also arrested in the case. Preliminary investigation has revealed that he was involved in the conspiracy of carrying out terrorist activities in collusion with other arrested accused persons.
NIA Conducts Searches at Multiple Locations in J&K in Bathindi IED Recovery Case
NIA with assistance of J&K Police and CRPF conducted searches at 6 locations of arrested accused and suspected persons in Shopian and Ramban Districs of J&K.
The case was initially registered at PS Bahu Fort District Jammu, J&K relating to recovery of 5kgs IED from a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist in Bathindi, Jammu on 27.06.2021. It was a conspiracy by LeT to cause explosion in Jammu using the IED. NIA had re-registered the case on 19.07.2021 and took over the investigation.
During the searches conducted many digital devices including mobile phones, pen drives, shells of used bullets, CDs, plastic face masks that are used during stone pelting, memory cards, hand written jehadi material, ID card of Al-aqsa media and other incriminating materials have been recovered.