New Delhi, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday conducted searches at seven locations in Anantnag and Srinagar districts of Kashmir Valley in “ISIS Voice of Hind” case, the national anti-terror probe agency said on Sunday.

NIA sleuths have recovered a large number of incriminating documents and digital devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptop, hard disks along with T-Shirts having the ISIS logo.

Five persons, four from Anantnag and one from Srinagar have been arrested during these raids, they added.

This case was registered by NIA on June 29 under sections 124A, 153A, and 153B of IPC and sections 17, 18, 18B, 38, 39 &40 of UA(P) Act 1967, in connection with the conspiracy of the proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS to radicalise and recruit impressionable youth in India to wage violent jihad against the country.

To execute its nefarious plan, an organized campaign has been launched over cyberspace which is supplemented by on-ground terror financing activities.

ISIS terrorists operating from various conflict zones along with its cadres in India, by assuming pseudo- online identities, have created a network wherein ISIS-related propaganda materials were 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) was getting published on monthly basis 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, the probe agency said.

(Agencies)