Searches in Kashmir related to raising of Ansar-Ghazwatul Hind: NIA

355
Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted searches at five locations in Shopian and Budgam Districts of Kashmir in connection with investigation of NIA Case RC-02/2021/NIA-LKW (Al- Qaeda Case Lucknow, UP).

Ina statement to news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) NIA said “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 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.”

They said that during the searches conducted today, a large number of incriminating documents and digital devices have been seized adding that further investigation in the case is continuing. (KDC)


The Kashmir Walla needs you, urgently. Only you can do it.

We have always come to you for help: The Kashmir Walla is battling at multiple fronts — and if you don’t act now, it would be too late. 2020 was a year like no other and we walked into it already battered. The freedom of the press in Kashmir was touching new lows as the entire population was gradually coming out of one of the longest communication blackouts in the world.

We are not a big organization. A few thousand rupees from each one of you would make a huge difference.

The Kashmir Walla plans to extensively and honestly cover — break, report, and analyze — everything that matters to you. You can help us.

Choose a plan as per your location