SIA conduct searches at several locations in J&K; incriminating material, other articles seized

Srinagar, Nov 24 (KNS): Continuing to rein in the networks of terror outfits, State Investigation Agency, Kashmir on Thursday conducted searches at multiple locations spread across valley. The raids were conducted at the house and premises of the suspects in Bandipora, Shopian, Srinagar, Kisthwar, Baramulla, Anantnag and Kupwara in case FIR No 16/2022 under sections 13, 17, 18, 19, 39, & 40 UA (P) Act read with 120-B, 121-IPC registered in Police Station CIK (SIA) Kashmir.

The case pertains to handlers of terrorist, secessionist organisation(s) sitting, operating from across the border hatching a criminal conspiracy with members of proscribed terrorist organization(s) operating in UT of J&K, having created new  modules of OGW(s) for aiding / abetting / assisting / harbouring and providing variety of logistic support to terrorist / secessionist organization(s), with intention to further terrorist and unlawful activities in UT of J&K, a statement issued to KNS said.

They said these modules of OGW(s) under a well-knit criminal conspiracy have been created / formed not only for providing variety of support to terrorist organisation(s) but also to fight a proxy war in UT of J&K with a larger objective of secession of UT of J&K from Union of India by waging war against Government of India /UT. The modules are in continuous touch with handlers / members of terrorist organization(s) across the border, amongst other modes of communication, it is learnt that encrypted internet messaging platforms, besides other software applications are being 

During the searches, incriminating material, mobile phones , electronic gadgets and other articles having bearing on the investigation have been recovered and seized. Analysis of the data would follow and leads that would emerge would become the basis for further investigation.

It is pertinent to mention here that the investigation is aimed at dismantling the terror ecosystem in the UT by not only identifying over ground workers (OGW’s) supporting and abetting terrorism but by ensuring legal action as envisaged by
the law of the land. (KNS)

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