Detail Of Terrorism Update
Thursday, March 22, 2018


Jihadi literature, Pakistani flag recovered in NIA raids in Srinagar Central Jail

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the Srinagar Central Jail in Srinagar and recovered 25 mobile phones, ‘jihadi’ literature and a Pakistani flag apart from data hardware on March 12, reports The Hindu. A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) poster made with sketch pens was also recovered from the prison. The raids were conducted with the help of National Security Guard (NSG) commandos. At least 20 teams of the NIA, along with the local police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), participated in the raids. The NIA team searched the barracks and open ground of the high-security prison that houses some of the most wanted terrorists, including those from Pakistan.

The searches, the official said, were carried out in connection with an investigation over the arrest of two youths in Kupwara — Danish Ghulam Lone and Sohail Ahmed Bhat. The two youths had claimed that the fresh recruits of Al-Badr, a proscribed terrorist organisation, were being sent across for arms training in furtherance of a conspiracy hatched from inside the Central Jail in Srinagar. “The searches started early morning and continued till late afternoon during which all the barracks and the open ground were thoroughly searched with the help of well-trained teams and deep search metal detectors. A close watch was kept on the entire operation with the help of drones,” the NIA official said. During the search, 25 mobile phones, some SIM cards, five secure digital cards, five pen drives, one iPod, a Pakistani flag and a large number of documents and articles, including a poster of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, besides jihadi literature, were seized, he said.