SIU Raids Homes of 5 Terrorists In Kishtwar

Srinagar, May 17(KNS): The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) of Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted raids on Wednesday at the houses of five terrorists in Kishtwar district.


An official said that the raids were carried out in connection with a case involving terror support and funding. The targeted houses belonged to terrorists who are currently based in Pakistan and are involved in reviving terrorism in the region, the official stated.  Search warrants were obtained from the NIA Court in Jammu under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) to authorize the raids on the houses of these five terrorists operating from Pakistan and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.


The raids were conducted by five SIU teams in collaboration with the local police. The purpose of the searches was to gather evidence that would implicate the targeted individuals in engaging in anti-national activities and perpetuating acts of terrorism. The terrorists whose houses were raided include Shahnawaz alias Nayeem of Chirool Padyarna, Nayeem Ahmed alias Amir alias Gazi of Jamia Masjid, Mohammad Iqbal alias Bilal of Kichloo Market, Shahnawaz Kanth alias Munna alias Umer of Hullar Kishtwar, and Javid Hussain Giri alias Muzamil of Kundali Pochal, as stated by the SSP of Kishtwar.


Earlier, a special NIA court in Jammu had issued non-bailable warrants against 23 terrorists from Kishtwar operating from across the border. Prior to this, non-bailable warrants had been issued against 13 terrorists. According to SSP Poswal, a total of 36 individuals from Kishtwar had joined terrorism and traveled to Pakistan over a period of time. As a result, two FIRs were registered against them.(KNS).

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