THE NAGPUR Police on Friday registered an FIR against suspects they believe are affiliated to the Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) for allegedly conducting recce at some vital installations in the city.
While the police did not identify the installations, it has prohibited the use of drones and cameras near the RSS headquarters since this week.
Nagpur Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar told The Indian Express, “We have registered an FIR under Unlawful (Activities) Prevention Act against suspects linked to the JeM. While they conducted the recce nearly two months ago, we were investigating the incident. Based on some confirmation, we have registered an FIR.”
Kumar refused to specify which installations had been under the radar. However, asked if drone usage and photography had been restricted near RSS headquarters, he said, “Yes, it is true that in light of security issues, we have restricted the use of drones and cameras near the RSS headquarters.”
Sources said that the Nagpur Police suspects that three to four persons carried out the recce. An officer said, “Some persons are being questioned in connection with the case. If the leads work out, arrests should be made in the case soon.”
While the FIR was registered at the Kotwali police station, the matter was handed over to the Nagpur Crime Branch for interrogation.
A source said that three men were seen taking photographs and videos of the vital installations, following which, they came under the radar of the police. “It is based on our interrogation that we found these persons linked to the Pakistan-based terror organisation. There should be some more clarity on the case in the next few days,” an officer said.
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