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NIA raids four districts in Kashmir, says it has arrested four militant cadre

The NIA on Wednesday conducted searches at multiple locations in four districts of Jammu and Kashmir and arrested four alleged militant associates in connection with a conspiracy case, an official said.

The searches were carried out at 11 locations in Srinagar, Pulwama, Kulgam, and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Suhail Ahmad Thokar of Kulgam; Kamran Ashraf Reshi, Rayid Bashir, and Hanan Gulzar Dar from Srinagar, have been arrested by the investigation agency, the NIA official said.

The case relates to conspiracy for undertaking militant acts in Jammu and Kashmir along with other major cities by cadres of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al Badr, and similar other outfits and their affiliates including The Resistance Front (TRF), People Against Fascist Forces (PAFF) among others, the NIA official said.

The agency registered the case on October 10 and has so far arrested nine accused.

The searches have led to the recovery and seizure of electronic devices and incriminating jehadi documents/ Posters among others, the NIA officials said.

The four accused are terror associates/OGWs (Over Ground Workers) of various proscribed terrorist organizations and have been providing logistical and material support to terrorists, the NIA official said, adding that further investigation in the case continues.1h

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