The National Investigation Agency informed that an alleged operative of Jaish e Muhammad has been arrested from frontier district of Kupwara in northern Kashmir for involvement in a militant conspiracy case.

The accused was identified as Muhammad Ubaid Malik of Kupwara, was allegedly in constant touch with a Pakistan based JeM commander.

“Investigations have revealed that the accused was passing on secret information, especially regarding movement of troops and security forces, to the Pak based commander,” read the NIA statement.

The NIA officials claim that the arrest comes as part of the crackdown against the conspiracies being hatched by proscribed militant organizations based across the border to destabilize India through militant attacks in J&K.

NIA also claims to have recovered various incriminating documents showing his involvement in the furtherance of militant activities in J&K.

The case registered in 2022 is related to the conspiracies hatched by cadres and Over Ground Workers of various proscribed militant organizations in cohorts with their commanders based in Pakistan. “It involves collection and distribution of huge consignments of narcotics, cash, weapons, Improvised Explosive Devices, including remote control operated sticky bombs / magnetic bombs,” read the statement.

The NIA officials said that IEDs and explosives are often being delivered over drones and are also being assembled locally, in order to execute ‘terrorist attacks’ in J&K. “The attacks are mainly targeted at the minorities and security forces personnel…The conspiracies are being hatched both physically and in cyberspace over encrypted social media applications, with the overarching aim of disturbing peace and communal harmony, engaging in terrorist acts, and waging a war against the Government of India,” read the statement.

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