Lashkar-e-Mustafa conspiracy: NIA conducts searches at 9 locations in J&K, one militant arrested

Srinagar, Jul 31 (KNO): National Investigating Agency (NIA) along with J&K police and CRPF conducted searches at nine locations in Shopian, Anantnag and Jammu district while one militant was also arrested in connection with the Lashkar-e-Mustafa conspiracy case.

In a statement issued to news agency the case was initially registered as FIR No. 16/2021 of Gangyal Police Station, District Jammu relating to conspiracy by Lashker-e-Mustafa(LeM), working at the behest of Jaish-e- Mohammed, to carry out militant activities in J&K with an intention to threaten sovereignty, integrity and security of India. “NIA had re-registered the case as RC-01/2021/NIA/JMU dated 02.03.2021 and taken over the investigation,” the statement said.

He said that during the searches many digital devices including mobile phones, hard disks, memory cards, pen drives, laptops and many booklets containing incriminating materials have been recovered from the premises of the arrested accused and the suspects in the case.

“Subsequent to searches, one accused person namely Irfan Ahmed Dar s/o Md Yakoob Dar r/o Batingoo, Anantnag was also arrested today in the case. Preliminary investigation has revealed that he was involved in the conspiracy of carrying out militant activities in collusion with other arrested accused persons,” the statement said, adding that further investigation in the case continues—(KNO)

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