Srinagar, Nov 25: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted searches at multiple locations in Kashmir in Al-Qaeda case of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
In a statement, spokesman said that NIA conducted searches at five locations in Shopian and Budgam districts of Kashmir in connection with investigation of NIA case under number 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 militant acts for which they had already arranged arms and explosive substances.”
The statement said that the case was initially registered as FIR number 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 the searches conducted today, large number of incriminating documents and digital devices were seized. Further investigation in the case is continuing,” it added. (KNO)
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