Srinagar July 31 ( KINS ) :The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted raids at 14 places here in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the arrest of Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) chief Hidayatullah Malik and recovery of a 7 kg IED in Jammu, the probe agency said.
Multiple NIA teams carried out simultaneous raids at these locations that include Pulwama, Shopian, Srinagar, Anantnag, Jammu and Banihal this morning in connection with two terror cases.
The first case is related to the recovery of a 7 kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the Jammu bus stand in February this year, while the second is related to a conspiracy by terror organisation LeM nearly a month after the arrest of its chief Hidayatullah Malik and his sensational disclosures, including that NSA Ajit Doval’s office in New Delhi, was filmed for a possible terror attack. The NIA took over the case this year in March.
The LeM chief was arrested by Anantnag police from the Kunjwani area of Jammu on February 6 this year as he was planning to set up a base in the winter capital. He was also planning militant attacks. ( SOURCE ANI)