Raids Across Jammu And Kashmir Over Probe Linked To ISIS, Another Case

NIA raids had been carried out searches with the help of the CRPF and J&Ok Police. (Representational)


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out searches at 16 locations in Jammu and Kashmir in reference to two cases– ‘ISIS-Voice of Hind’ case and the ‘Bathindi IED restoration’ case.

The anti-terror company carried out searches in varied districts within the Union Territory with the help of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir Police.

The NIA had additionally performed searches at two areas in Karnataka’s Bhatkal and arrested key accused Jufri Jawhar Damudi within the ‘ISIS-Voice of Hind’ case.

The case was registered on June 29 this 12 months in reference to the conspiracy of the proscribed terrorist group the ISIS to radicalise and recruit impressionable Muslim youth in India to wage violent jihad towards India.

NIA mentioned that ISIS terrorists working from varied battle zones together with ISIS cadres in India have created a community by assuming pseudo-online identities whereby ISIS-related propaganda materials is disseminated for radicalising and recruiting members to the fold of ISIS.

The NIA had performed a number of searches in Jammu and Kashmir on July 11 this 12 months in the identical case and had arrested three accused– Umar Nisar, Tanveer Ahmad Bhat and Rameez Ahmad Lone, all residents of Achabal space of Anantnag district.

A cyber entity ‘Abu Hazir Al Badri’ a key operative of ISIS who’s concerned within the translation of ‘Voice of Hind’ to South Indian languages and its additional dissemination was recognized as Jufri Jawhar Damudi, and arrested on August 6 this 12 months in a joint operation of NIA and Karnataka Police.

The company mentioned that the cyber ID was additionally used to radicalise and recruit individuals.

“Jufri Jawhar is the younger brother of Adnan Hasan Damudi who was arrested for ISIS-related activities in 2016 and is currently under detention in a separate NIA case,” the company mentioned.

Jufri Jawhar Damudi was in contact with ISIS management, presently working out of Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) area who supplied him propaganda materials and in addition gave instructions for its dissemination.

“For this purpose, Jufri had created multiple pseudonymous IDs on encrypted chat platforms and was also a member of various online propaganda channels of ISIS,” the company added.

During earlier searches within the ‘ISIS-Voice of Hind’ case, NIA claimed to have seized a lot of digital units similar to cellphones, arduous disks, SD playing cards and so forth.

However, the second case during which the NIA has been conducting raids is linked to Bathindi IED restoration during which the company had carried out searches on September 21 this 12 months at eight areas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, Baramulla, Kulgam, Srinagar, Doda and Kishtwar districts.

The case was initially registered on June 27 this 12 months at Bahu Fort district Jammu referring to the restoration of 5 kg IED from a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist in Jammu’s Bathindi space on the identical day.

The conspiracy by LeT was aimed toward inflicting an explosion in Jammu utilizing the IED. NIA had re-registered the case on July 19, and had earlier arrested three individuals on this case.

The investigation has revealed that Pakistan-based handlers of proscribed terror outfit LeT and their associates primarily based in J-Ok had been planning terrorist actions within the Union Territory utilizing the pseudo-acronym ‘The Resistance Front’, an offshoot of LeT, in order to take care of believable deniability.

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