Srinagar: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Sunday said that it carried out raids at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir in a case related to a magazine “The Voice of Hind” published by the ISIS.
In a statement, to KNS, an official spokesperson said that NIA conducted simultaneous searches in Srinagar and Anantnag at 7 locations in connection with the case.
“The case was registered by NIA on 29.06.2021 under sections 124A, 153A, &153B of IPC and sections 17, 18, 18B, 38, 39 &40 of UA(P) Act 1967 in connection with the conspiracy of the proscribed militant organization ISIS to radicalize and recruit impressionable youth in India to wage violent jihad against the Indian State,” the statement reads.
It reads that in order to execute its nefarious plan, an organized campaign has been launched over the cyber space which is supplemented by on ground militant financing activities.
“ISIS militants operating from various conflict zones along with ISIS cadres in India, by assuming pseudo-online identities, have created a network wherein ISIS related propaganda material is disseminated for radicalizing and recruiting members to the fold of ISIS. In this connection an India-Centric online propaganda magazine ‘The Voice of Hind’ (VOH) is published on monthly basis with an aim to incite and radicalize impressionable youth by projecting a skewed narrative of imagined injustices in India to arouse a feeling of alienation and communal hatred,” it reads.
As per the statement, searches in the case today led to recovery and seizure of a large number of incriminating documents and digital devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptop, hard disks and T-Shirts having ISIS logo.
It reads that further investigation in the case was going on. (KNS)