Jammu & Kashmir

NIA raids underway at multiple locations in JK, say officials

Armed forces conduct searches in Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India with the assistance of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF raided multiple locations on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a drone dropping case.

Sources said that NIA sleuths are carrying out raids at over half-dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Doda and Kashmir capital Srinagar.

In Srinagar, the sleuth of NIA raided the residence of Sarjeel Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad, a resident of Rose Lane colony Chanapora house no 152.

The raids were also going on at the residence of LeT militant Faisal Munir son of Sadiq Hussain, a resident of Talab Khatikan.

Earlier, Jammu police have claimed that Faisal Munir was involved in plotting 2000 Hari Singh High School fidayeen attack in which he was arrested, convicted and bailed out but had again become active in the militancy for past one-and-a-half-year to two years and along with Mian Sohail, son of Mian Younis of Chainpura Kathua and Habib son of Sheru of Haria Chak, Kathua were transporting arms, ammunition and explosive consignments to South Kashmir and Jammu after collecting them from near the International Border.

Faisal Muneer, as per ADGP Jammu, was operating at the behest of Bashir Sajjad, a resident of Doda who is presently managing the LeT activities in Jammu sitting in Pakistan and another militant who was working under the code name of Albert.

Jammu police after unearthing the hideout at the residence of Faisal Munir the case as per sources was taken over by the NIA.

An official confirmed the raids and said the searches by the probing agency were on at all the locations and further details will be shared after the conclusion of the raids. (KDC)


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