NIA attaches property of militant comdr killed in Pak

NIA team attaches property of HM militant in Kupwara on Saturday. -Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
NIA team attaches property of HM militant in Kupwara on Saturday. -Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

Fayaz Bukhari
SRINAGAR, Mar 4: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today attached properties of a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander, who was killed last month in Pakistan, in the Kupwara district.

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The properties of Bashir Ahmad Pir, a resident of the Babarpora area of Kralpora in the north Kashmir district, was attached by the agency as part of the action against the militants operating from Pakistan.
The officials said Pir, a self-styled commander of the outfit, was shot dead in Rawalpindi on February 21.
The NIA attached two land plots at Baghpora and Panzgam areas, measuring over three kanals belonging to Pir alias Imtiyaz Alam.
Pir, who was reportedly in charge of launching militants into Jammu and Kashmir through Line of Control (LoC), was designated a terrorist by the Centre on October 4 last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for his role in terror activities.
According to the notification, Pir participated in several online propaganda groups to unite ex-militants and other cadres for the expansion of activities of Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba.
The NIA action follows the attaching of a Srinagar-based property of the founder and chief commander of the Al-Umar Mujahideen, Mushtaq Zargar alias ‘Latram’, on Thursday, and the attachment of property of The Resistance Front (TRF) operative Basit Ahmad Reshi in Baramulla district on Friday.
The NIA has till date, attached the properties of six designated terrorists – US based Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Canada based Hardeep Singh Nijjar, and Pakistan based terrorists-Mushtaq Zargar alias Latram, Basit Ahmad Pir, Bashir Ahmad Reshi and KCF (Panjwar) Paramjit Singh alias Panjwar.
The NIA recently attached, under UAPA, the Hurriyat Office in Srinagar, which was owned in part by Nayeem Khan, an accused charge sheeted by the NIA in the Hurriyat terror funding case.