Srinagar/UNI: Two operatives of “The Resistance Front” were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday during raids at multiple locations in Kashmir in a case related to recovery of ‘IED’ in Jammu’s Bathnadi area in June this year.
A spokesman of the NIA identified the two TRF operatives as Tawseef Ahmed Wani of Bangdara village in Baramulla district and Faiz Ahmed Khan of Panzat, Wampora in Anantnag district.
“They have been arrested for their involvement in the conspiracy,” he said.
He said the NIA conducted searches with the assistance of CRPF and J&K Police at seven locations in Kulgam, Srinagar and Baramulla districts of Kashmir in the case.
The case was initially registered as FIR no. 234/2021 June 27, 2021 of Police Station Bahu Fort Jammu, relating to the recovery of an IED from a Lashker-e-Toiba terrorist in Bathindi Jammu for indulging in terrorist acts in J&K.
NIA had reregistered the case in Jammu and earlier three LeT militants were arrested in this case.
“Investigation has revealed that Pakistan based handlers of proscribed terror outfit LeT and their associates based in J&K had conspired to cause extensive terror activities for harming general public. They had planned that responsibility for the terrorist acts so committed would be taken by the pseudo-acronym TRF so as to maintain plausible deniability and evade Law Enforcement Agencies,” the spokesman said.
He said during the searches conducted today many digital devices including mobiles, pen drives, data storage devices and other incriminating materials have been recovered.
“Further investigation in the case continues,” he added.