NIA conducts 5 raids in South Kashmir in connection with terror conspiracy case

NIA raids 5 places in South Kashmir


In connection with a case involving a terror conspiracy, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) searched five places in South Kashmir on Tuesday.
The NIA also conducted 13 further searches in the Jammu and Kashmir districts of Budgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Srinagar, and Anantnag in May of this year in connection with a case involving the emergence of a terrorist conspiracy both physically and virtually. As per the NIA, which registered the case last year, proscribed terrorist organisations hatched plans to unleash violent terrorist attacks in the Jammu and Kashmir with sticky bombs, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)and small arms.
The agency had earlier said that the plans were part of a larger conspiracy by these terrorist outfits to commit acts of terror and violence, in association with local youth and overground workers, to disturb peace and communal disharmony in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, on June 26, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terror-related case registered by the agency last year, officials said.
NIA is a specialised law enforcement organisation that fights terrorism. Under a signed decree from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the agency has the authority to handle the investigation of terrorism-related offences across states without the need for special consent from states.