Recruitments of OGWs by LeT, TRF to support terror activities: NIA conducts searches; arrests 2 OGWs

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at 4 locations in Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian districts and arrested two accused in a terrorism related case.


“Today (14.05.2022), NIA conducted searches at 04 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,” said a statement.

The case, NIA said 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. 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 terrorists 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.