NIA raids multiple places in Shopian, Budgam

During today's searches, "large number of incriminating documents and digital devices have been seized," the NIA said adding further investigation in the case is continuing.
NIA raids multiple places in Shopian, Budgam
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Srinagar, Nov 25: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at multiple places in south Kashmir's Shopian and Budgam in central Kashmir in connection with the alleged recruitment into Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) folds.

As per a NIA handout, the raids were carried out in the twin districts in connection with the investigation of NIA Case RC-02/2021/NIA-LKW (Al- Qaeda Case Lucknow, UP).

"The case pertains to Umar Halmandi, an Al-Qaeda operative, who along with other accused persons, had been radicalizing and recruiting vulnerable persons for AQIS (Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent) and trying to raise Ansaar Gajwatul Hind (AGH) to carry out terrorist acts for which they had already arranged arms and explosive substances, " the NIA statement said.

The case was initially registered as FIR No. 10/2021 dated 11.07.2021, PS-ATS, Uttar Pradesh and NIA had re-registered the same as RC-02/2021/NIA/LKW, on 29.07.2021.

During today's searches, "large number of incriminating documents and digital devices have been seized," the NIA said addig

further investigation in the case is continuing.

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