NIA Raids Srinagar Central Jail, 25 Mobile Phones, Pakistani Flag And Jihadi Literature Seized

| March 13 , 2018 , 10:23 IST

A total of 20 teams of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday raided the Srinagar Central Jail in Jammu and Kashmir, seizing 25 mobile phones, a Pakistani flag and Jihadi literature apart from data hardware.

According to the NIA, the raids were conducted in connection with the investigations into the arrests of Danish Gulam Lone and Sohail Ahmed Bhat. Also, the agency is probing the escape for Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt on February 6 from a Srinagar hospital, the plan of which was allegedly hatched in the Srinagar Central Jail.

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The NIA was assisted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the CRPF and the NSG in conducting extensive searches inside the jail, accompanied by magistrates, witnesses and doctors. All the barracks were searched and the open ground was also inspected with metal detectors and drones oversaw the entire operation.

In the raids, 25 mobile phones, a few SIM cards, 5 SD cards, 5 pen drives, an iPod and multiple incriminating documents and articles such as poster of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen and a Pakistani flag were recovered, as well as Jihadi literature.

Another conspiracy hatching from inside the jail was caught, in which fresh recruits of terror organisation Al-Badr were being sent across for arms training.

Pakistan has been accused at an international level by US and Afghanistan, apart from India, of providing safe havens for terrorists on its soil.