SIA conducts multiple raids in Kashmir in militancy case

A security personnel at the site of SIA raid in Srinagar on Saturday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
A security personnel at the site of SIA raid in Srinagar on Saturday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Fayaz Bukhari
Srinagar, Oct 22: State Investigation Agency (SIA) today conducted searches at multiple locations across Kashmir in connection with a militancy case.
The SIA said that continuing to rein in the financial networks of militant outfits with a purpose of destroying its ecosystem and support structure of militancy completely, it conducted searches at multiple locations across the Valley.

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The simultaneous raids were conducted at these locations early today with the assistance of police and para-military Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
About 14 houses and business premises of suspects in Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla and Shopian were searched in compliance to search warrant obtained from Court of Special Judge, Designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) Srinagar in connection with investigation of case FIR No. 7/2022 u/s 13, 18, 19, 39, 40 UA(P) Act, 121, 121-A IPC, registered in Police Station CIK (SIA) Kashmir.
The statement said that the case pertained to financial networks of militant outfits operating in Valley. The case came to be registered on a reliable information that a group of Over Ground Workers of militant organisations in connivance with and active support from their Pakistan based militant handlers including militants who had exfiltrated from Valley, now based in Pakistan, are arranging a variety of logistic support including channeling finances with the overall objective of furthering and sustaining militancy activities in Jammu and Kashmir in order to destabilize the Union of India by clandestinely waging war.
“During the searches, incriminating material, electronic gadgets, mobile phones, bank documents and other articles having bearing on the investigation have been recovered and seized,” the statement said.
“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 searches are aimed at dismantling the financial networks of the terrorist outfits,” read the statement.