Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday carried out a search operation in central jail Srinagar. The sleuths of the investigating agency recovered 25 mobile phones besides SIM cards and other gadgets from the detenues.
“20 NIA teams assisted by the police, CRPF and the NSG personnel carried out an extensive search inside the Central Jail Srinagar. These teams were also accompanied by magistrates, witnesses and doctors,” a statement issued by the NIA said.
It said that the search was carried out in connection with investigation of NIA case RC 07/2018/NIA/DLI (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 militant organization, were being sent across for arms training in furtherance of a conspiracy hatched from inside the Central Jail Srinagar.
“The searches started early morning and continued till late afternoon. 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 on the entire operation was kept with the help of drones,” the agency said.
“During the search, 25 mobile phones, some SIM cards, 05 SD cards, 05 pen drives, 01 iPod and large number of incriminating documents and articles including a poster of Hizbul Mujahideen and a Pakistani flag besides some literature were seized,” the agency said.