Weapons dropping by Pak drones: NIA searches multiple locations in J&K


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches in five districts of Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its investigation into the dropping of weapons by Pakistani drones along the International Border.

The searches were carried out at eight locations in Jammu, Srinagar, Kathua, Samba, and Doda districts in the case related to the interception of a drone used for delivery of consignments of arms, ammunition, and explosives by a key module of The Resistance Front or TRF, an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

The TRF operatives were working at the behest of Pakistani handlers, a spokesperson of the federal agency said.

The searches conducted have led to the recovery of various incriminating materials, digital devices, and documents according to NIA.

The spokesperson said the TRF operatives were in constant touch with Pakistani handlers of LeT and were receiving weapon consignments and other terrorist hardware via drones in the Indian territory near the International Border in Samba. These weapon consignments were being further supplied to TRF terrorists in Kashmir for the execution of terrorist attacks on minorities, migrants, and security forces.

According to police, the module was in operation for over two years and was involved in the collection and ferrying of weapons and explosives dropped via drones from the Pakistani side along the International Border.