The officials informed that the case was registered in 2022 to investigate the criminal conspiracy for carrying out militant and subversive activities allegedly hatched by the cadres and over ground workers of various proscribed organisations and their affiliates and off-shoots, operating under various pseudo names, at the behest of their handlers in Pakistan.
The officials suspect that they are involved in carrying out attacks by exploiting the cyber space in J&K, targeting of minorities, security personnel and spreading communal disharmony. “Initial searches carried out last year had led to the seizure of digital devices which were analysed forensically. Current searches are based on those leads,” an official said. On Monday, the NIA carried out a raid at the residence of a local, Uzair Azhar Bhat of Karfali Mohalla in Srinagar.