SIA searches several locations in Kashmir, seizes 4 premises

Srinagar, Feb 22 (KNS): SIA Kashmir conducted searches at multiple locations across the valley on Tuesday in a militancy related case and seized four premises of narco-militancy suspects.

According to a statement, the searches were conducted in case FIR No 19/2022,  U/S 8/21,29 NDPS Act, 13,17,18,39,40 UA (P) Act read with section 120-B, 121, 121 A IPC of P/S CI-SIA Srinagar.

The statement reads searches were conducted at multiple locations including Anantnag, Pulwama, Budgam and Baramulla. 

“About 04 premises of narco-militancy suspects in different districts of Kashmir were searched viz residential premises of (1) Abdul Rashid Bhat R/O Padgampora, Awantipora,(2) Danish Farooq R/O Nasrullapora, Budgam, (3) Abdul Rashid Mir R/O Amargrah, Sopore and (4) Ovais Gul Bhat R/O Hardu Akad Anantnag in compliance to search warrant obtained from court of Special Judge, designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA), it reads.

It added it is learnt that investigation of the case has so far unearthed a narco-militancy module that was being operated by proscribed militant organisations across the border in coordination with central jail Srinagar based handlers. 

“Investigations established so far that the syndicate had succeeded in smuggling around 24 kilograms of narcotics worth crores of rupees from Pakistan, transported it to different places through human couriers, sold it to dealers at different places, collected the sale proceeds, and used a large portion of the proceeds for prohibited activities for supporting and nurturing terror activities,” it reads.

It reads the narcotics proceeds were used for personal financial enrichment of member of the syndicate besides, huge narcotic proceeds were channelized to support and finance militancy activities in the valley.  

“Three members of the syndicate including lady have so far been arrested, during the investigation of the case. Further investigation in the case is continuing,” it added. (KNS)

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