NIA attaches property of TRF militant in Baramulla

NIA team attaching the property of HM militant in Baramulla. — Excelsior/Abid Nabi
NIA team attaching the property of HM militant in Baramulla. — Excelsior/Abid Nabi

Fayaz Bukhari
Srinagar, Mar 3: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today attached a property belonging to a Pakistan-based militant, Basit Ahmad Reshi, in Baramulla.

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According to the NIA, Reshi has been designated as a “terrorist” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. He has been funding militancy in the Kashmir valley.
Reshi joined the militant ranks in 2015 and was involved in the planning and execution of a militant attack at a police guard post in Sopore in which a constable was killed and others injured. He was earlier associated with Hizbul- Mujahideen, and later fled to Pakistan.
As per NIA, he is currently involved in the militant activities of The Resistance Front (TRF), manages and supplies arms and ammunition, as well as funds for the outfit from across the border.
Based on its findings, the NIA has attached his agriculture land measuring 9.25 Marlas under the Act. Representatives of the UT Government and the police assisted the agency in the attachment process.
The agency said that till date, it has attached the properties of five designated terrorists – US based Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Canada based Hardeep Singh Nijjar, and Pakistan based terrorists-Mushtaq Zargar alias Latram, Basit Ahmad Pir 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”, it said.
On Thursday, the NIA had attached house of Mushtaq Zargar, the founder and chief commander of Al-Umar Mujahideen. He was released along with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, in exchange for the passengers of hijacked Indian Airlines flight 814 at Afghanistan’s Kandahar in 1999.