Srinagar, Mar 12: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday carried out a search at the Central Jail Srinagar, said a spokesman, in a statement.
â€œToday, 20 NIA teams assisted by the J&K 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,â€ he said.
â€œThe 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,â€ the spokesman quoted IG Alok Mittal as saying.
He said the searches started early morning and continued till late afternoon.
â€œAll 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,â€ he said.
25 mobile phones, some SIM cards, five SD cards, five pen drives, one iPod and a large number of â€œincriminating documents/articles including a poster of Hizbul Mujahideen and a Pakistani flag besides jihadi literature were seized.â€