In the Reasi terror attack case, NIA conducted raids at several places in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir. Latest News India

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at various locations in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday in connection with the Reasi terror attack that claimed the lives of nine people, including a child. The attack took place on June 9 in Puni area of ​​Reasi district when terrorists opened fire on a bus carrying pilgrims from Shivkhori to Katra, causing the vehicle to fall into a ditch.

A forensic official examines a bus that fell into a deep ravine after it was fired upon by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Sunday, Monday, June 10, 2024. (AP)

Following instructions from the Home Ministry, the NIA took over the case on June 15.

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The raids in Rajouri were based on leads provided by Hakim Khan alias Haqeen Deen, a prime suspect arrested in connection with the June 19 Riasi terror attack. The NIA, in its preliminary investigation, found that Deen allegedly provided safe havens, logistical support and sustenance to the terrorists involved in the attack.

According to Mohata Sharma, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in Riasi, Deen not only sheltered the attackers but also facilitated their movements and operations which led to the deadly incident.

“The arrested person is a key militant associate who helped the terrorists in carrying out the attack. Further questioning and investigation of the case is on.”

During interrogation, Deen revealed that three terrorists were present at his house, Sharma said, adding that the terrorists paid him. 6000 rupees have been recovered from him.

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a series of terror attacks in June, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to review the security situation in the Union Territory. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government is “seriously” concerned about the recent terror attacks and will leave no stone unturned to teach the country's enemies a lesson.

“The enemies of peace and humanity are not happy with the development in Jammu and Kashmir. There have been some terrorist attacks recently… the government has taken it seriously. The Home Minister, along with the Jammu and Kashmir administration, reviewed the situation. is,” Modi said while addressing an event in Srinagar during his two-day visit.

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