NIA raids across Kashmir; one held, 3 detained

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, June 22: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today carried out raids at 11 locations in Kashmir in connection with The Resistance Front (TRF) conspiracy case.
The raids were conducted in Srinagar, Kulgam, Pulwama and Ganderbal and the NIA arrested one accused and detained three persons.
The NIA said that the case is related to activities of TRF, an offshoot of proscribed Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and its commander Sajjad Gul, who has been actively radicalising, motivating and recruiting youth of J&K to undertake violent activities in J&K and other parts of India. The case was registered suo moto by the NIA last year.
The NIA said that during the searches conducted today, incriminating materials including digital devices have been seized.
It said that based on the searches conducted today, an accused Mudasir Ahmed Dar son of Ali Mohammed Dar of Nowpora, Kharpora, Kulgam was arrested for providing logistical support and transporting arms and ammunition.
It said that he was closely associated with TRF commander responsible for the recent targeted killings across the Kashmir valley and was also involved in radicalisation and recruitment of impressionable youth at the behest of TRF.
The NIA sleuths along with J&K Police and CRPF personnel conducted raids in the Habba-Kadal and Sutrashahi areas of Srinagar.
As per the reports, raids were conducted in the residences of Nazir Ahmad at Habba-Kadal and Shah Faisal, a resident of Sutrashahi. Both of them were detained by the NIA team.
The NIA apprehended one person when they raided SKIMS Soura hospital. He has been identified as 24-year-old Irshad Ahmad Elahie, a resident of Redwani Payeen of South Kashmir’s Kulgam districtwho was picked up from Nephrology Ward No. 4 of SKIMS Soura hospital.