Srinagar, May 14: National Investigating Agency (NIA) Saturday searched multiple locations in Kashmir and arrested two persons in connection with the The Resistance Front (TRF), an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit.
In a statement, the NIA said that on May 14, it conducted searches at four locations in Kashmir valley in the districts of Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian and arrested two accused in NIA case no. RC-32/2021/NIA/DLI.
“The case relates to activities of ‘The Resistance Front’ (TRF), an offshoot of proscribed terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its self-styled commander Sajjad Gul, who has been actively radicalising, motivating and recruiting youth of J&K for indulging in violent activities in J&K and other parts of India,” the statement said. “He along with his other associate commanders of LeT based in Pakistan, have been recruiting individuals (Over Ground Workers) to conduct reconnaissance of pre-determined targets, coordinating and transporting arms/ammunition/explosives to support the militants of LeT and TRF in order to launch attacks on the security forces and execute targeted killings. The case was registered suo-moto on 18.11.2021.”
The statement said that during the searches conducted today, digital devices (mobile phones, Laptop, SIM cards and memory cards) and incriminating material used for fabrication of IEDs, Jihadi literature/posters etc. have been seized.
“Based on these searches, two over ground workers of TRF, who are in contact with their Pakistan based handlers were arrested for providing logistic support for terrorist activities, spreading terrorist propaganda, radicalising and recruiting new members to TRF. These include Muzamil Mushtaq Bhat S/O Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat R/O Near Faizan Public School, Khwaja Bagh, Fatehpora, Baramullaa and Fayaz Ahmad Khan S/O Abdul Rasheed Khan R/O Warpora, Zachaldara, Kupwara. (KNO)
Srinagar, May 25: National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court on Thursday announced its verdict and sentenced life imprisonment to JKLF...