NIA arrests 2 for terrorists connection in Jammu and Kashmir, Security forces

National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested two persons in a militancy conspiracy case from Sopore area of North Kashmir.

The NIA in a statement said two more accused persons were arrested in a militancy case (RC-29/2021/NIA/DLI) today.

They have been identified as Rashid Muzaffar Ganaie and Nasir Mir, both residents of Sopore.

The statement stated that the case relates to conspiracy both physically and in cyberspace for undertaking violent militant acts in Jammu and Kashmir and other major cities including New Delhi, by cadres of militant organisations Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al-Badr and similar other outfits and their affiliates such as the Resistance Front (TRF), People Against Fascist Forces (PAFF) etc.

“These militants and cadres have effected several militant acts including killings of numerous innocent civilians and security personnel, unleashing a reign of militancy in the valley of Kashmir, thereby challenging the writ of the state”, the NIA said.

Accordingly, NIA had registered the case as RC 29/2021/NIA/DLI) dated 10.10.2021 and initiated the investigation. NIA has arrested 27 persons in the case till now”, they said.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that arrested accused persons are militant associates/OGWs of various militant organisations and have been providing logistical and material support to militants. Further investigation in the case continues”, read the statement.