Highlights:

  • National Investigation Agency (NIA) initiated raids at 16 locations in Jammu and Kashmir
  • The raids are part of a crackdown on OGWs who aided TRF in recent attacks on civilians
  • TRF was formed by the Pakistan army and the ISI

On Tuesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) initiated raids at 16 locations in Jammu and Kashmir after filing a fresh case against The Resistance Front (TRF) and overground workers (OGWs) of Pakistan backed terror outfits Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Al Badr, Hizbul Mujahideen among others.

The raids are part of a crackdown on OGWs who aided TRF in recent attacks on civilians and other activities in the valley. A fresh First Information Report (FIR) to concentrate on a larger conspiracy by TRF to disturb the peace was lodged on Sunday.

Officials familiar with the developments informed that they will investigate every OGW linked with the TRF and associated in aiding the Pakistani terrorist. TRF was formed by the Pakistan army and the ISI in response to the 2019 nullification of the Constitution’s Article 370 that provided semi-autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. Indian agencies noted that the outfit is nothing but an offshoot of LeT. The outfit has asserted responsibility for the recent attacks on civilians in the valley.

Investigators informed that the TRF was connected to the Improvised Explosive Device weighing 5.5 Kg, which was dropped using a drone in Jammu on June 27 along with a twin drone-based attack at Air Force Station on the same day.

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