SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency raided multiple locations in Srinagar and south Kashmir on Thursday morning.
The raids, assisted by paramilitary troopers and the J&K police, raided multiple houses in Wachi area of Zainpora, Shopian, and Nowgam area in Srinagar district. “During the searches … a large number of incriminating documents and digital devices have been seized,” an NIA spokesman said.
In Srinagar, NIA sleuths raided the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) president Parvez Amroz but his family denied that their residence had been searched.
Sources said that in Shopian the houses of PDP, National Conference and Jamaat-e-Islami activists were searched, and some arrests were made. The houses raided include those of Mohammad Sultan Kumar, Mohammed Shafi Shah, Mohammad Shaban and Rashid Shah.
A few days ago the NIA had arrested well-known human rights activist Khurram Parvez under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
“The case pertains to Umar Halmandi, an Al-Qaeda operative who, along with other accused persons, had been radicalising and recruiting vulnerable persons for AQIS (Al-Qaeda in the 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,” an NIA statement read.
The case was initially registered as FIR No. 10/2021, dated 11.07.2021, PS-ATS, Uttar Pradesh. The NIA had re-registered the same as RC-02/2021/NIA/LKW on July 29, 2021.