INDIA. Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operative Mohd Ubaid Malik (26), son of Khazir Mohd Malik, for his involvement in the terror conspiracy case in Jammu and Kashmir.
The arrest came as part of the crackdown by the NIA against the conspiracies being hatched by proscribed terrorist organizations based across the border to destabilize India through terrorist attacks in J&K.
The NIA carried out searches on Saturday in Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Awantipora, Anantnag, Handwara, Kupwara, and Poonch districts for members of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and Over Ground Workers (OGW) involved in conspiracies hatched by the terrorist organisations.
“The accused, Mohd Ubaid Malik, a resident of Warapora, Handwara, and Kupwara districts, was in constant touch with a Pakistan-based JeM commander and was passing on secret information, especially regarding the movement of troops and security forces. The agency also recovered from his possession various incriminating documents showing his involvement in the furtherance of terror activities in J&K,” the NIA statement read.
The case (RC -05/2022/NIA/JMU) was registered by the NIA suo-moto on June 21, 2022. It was related to the conspiracies hatched by cadres and OGW of various proscribed terrorist organisations in cohorts with their commanders based in Pakistan.
The case involved the collection and distribution of huge consignments of narcotics, cash, weapons, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), including remote-controlled sticky bombs and magnetic bombs.
As per the NIA investigations, the IEDs and explosives are delivered over drones and are also assembled locally, to execute terrorist attacks targeted at minorities and security forces personnel. The conspiracies are hatched physically and also in cyberspace over encrypted social media applications, to wage a war against the government of India.
In the meantime, Kashmir has been placed under three-tier security in view of the G-20 summit being held at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre in Srinagar until May 24. Aerial surveillance and drone monitoring are in place. The National Security Guards and Marine Commandos (MARCOS) have been deployed around the venue.
Besides, the teams of the Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operation Groups have been deployed at several places to prevent any terror incidents. This is the first such international event after J&K was stripped of special status and statehood in August 2019. So far, 118 meetings have been held across the country.