NIA Carries Out Raids In Kashmir, Several Arrested

National Investigation Agency (NIA) | File Photo

Srinagar- National Investigation Team (NIA) on Sunday carried out raids at multiple places in Kashmir Valley and arrested several persons including chairman of a Darul Uloom (Islamic seminary) by name of ‘Sirajul Uloom’ here.

Sources said that NIA team along with Jammu and Kashmir Police and paramilitary CRPF raided several places in south Kashmir and Srinagar in connection with some case(s) details of which were no known hitherto, reported news agency GNS.

They said NIA team raided at Darul Uloom 'Sirajul Uloom’ at Dalal Mohalla Nawabazar Srinagar and seized some office records and a laptop besides arrested it's chairman Adnaan Ahmad Nadvi son of Noor Din Bhat of Haka Bazar Hawal here. The institution is affiliated with the Islamic seminary in UP.

The raid at Srinagar followed by similar action by NIA at villages Pushroo, Sunsooma, and Achabal in south Kashmir.

The NIA teams arrested several persons there including one Javaid Ahamad Mir (28), MBA by qualification and Shopkeeper by profession, son of Mohammad Shaban Mir of Sunsooma, Umar Bhat (running ready-made garment shop at Achbal) son of Nisar Ahamad Bhat of Magray Mohallah Achabal, Ovais Ahmad Bhat (Lab Technician) son of Nisar Ahamad Bhat, also resident of Magray Mohallah Achabal, Tanveer Ahmad Bhat (26), shopkeeper, son of Gull Mohammad Bhat of Gorimohallah Achabal and Zeeshan Ameen Malik (22), chemist at Janglat Mandi Anantnag, son of Mohammad Ameen Malik of Pushroo Nowgam Achabal The NIA team left from the J/d along with arrestees towards Anantnag.

Meanwhile, NIA in a statement said that it carried out searches at seven places in Srinagar and Anantnag in south Kashmir in connection with a case related to circulation of propaganda by banned terror group ISIS.

The spokesperson of the NIA said a case was registered on June 29 in connection with the conspiracy of the proscribed militant organisation ISIS to radicalise and recruit impressionable youths in India to wage violent jihad against the Indian State.

In this connection, an India-centric online propaganda magazine 'the Voice of Hind' ( VOH) is published on monthly basis to incite and radicalise youths by projecting a skewed narrative of imagined injustices in India to arouse a feeling of alienation and communal hatred, the spokesperson said.

"To execute its nefarious plan, an organised campaign has been launched in cyberspace which is supplemented by on-ground militant financing activities."

"ISIS militants operating from various conflict zones along with ISIS cadres in India, by assuming pseudo online identities, have created a network wherein ISIS-related propaganda material is disseminated for radicalising and recruiting members into its fold," the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson further said that the searches in the case on Sunday led to the recovery and seizure of a large number of incriminating documents and digital devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and hard disks, and T-shirts having the ISIS logo.

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