NIA raids Srinagar jail, seizes mobile phones

NIA raids Srinagar jail, seizes mobile phones

NIA raids Srinagar jail, seizes mobile phones

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday raided the central jail here and seized over two dozen mobile phones, jihadi literature and a Pakistani flag apart from data hardware, an official spokesperson said.

The alleged conspiracy came to light following the arrest of two boys from Pulwama - Danish Ghulam Lone and Sohail Ahmad Bhat, when they were trying to cross the Line of Control (LoC) previous year to enter Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for arms training.

"The search was carried out in connection with investigation of NIA case (Arrest of Danish Gulam Lone and Sohail Ahmed Bhat by Kupwara Police) in which it was found that 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 Srinagar", the NIA Spokesperson said.

At least 20 teams of the NIA, along with the local police and the CRPF, participated in the raids. It is believed that the conspiracy of his escape was hatched in the Srinagar Central Jail. All the barracks were searched and the open ground was also inspected with metal detectors and drones oversaw the entire operation.

The raiding teams during the 12-hours search operation recovered 25 mobile phones, several SIM cards, SD cards, pen drives, iPod and large number of incriminating documents including a poster of Hizbul-Mujahideen and a Pakistani flag from the Central Jail campus. These teams were accompanied by magistrates, witnesses and doctors.

Two policemen guarding the LeT militant were killed by Naveed and another militant before Naveed escaped from the spot.

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