In a major crackdown against Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT’s) offshoot, The Resistance Front (TRF), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted raids at 16 places in Jammu and Kashmir.
The NIA conducted searches with the assistance of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir and Kashmir Police in Shopian, Pulwama and Srinagar districts. The anti-terror agency conducted these raids at locations in J&K in a new case linked to the Over Ground Workers of various “Tanzeems” (terror outfit wings) including the TRF.
BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT OVER GROUND WORKERS
Over ground workers (OGWs) are people who help militants, or terrorists, with logistical support, cash, shelter, and other infrastructure with which armed groups and insurgency movements such as Hizbul Mujaheddin and Jaish-e-Muhammad in Jammu and Kashmir can operate. OGWs play a vital role in militant attacks, providing real-time information and support to the tactical elements. Over ground workers have diversified into other roles such as stone-pelting, mob-rioting, ideological support, radicalisation, and recruitment of militants