NIA Conducts Searches in Baramulla and Srinagar

Srinagar, September 22:National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted multi raids in Srinagar and Baramulla district on Tuesday.

In a statement to media, NIA said that today it conducted searches at multiple locations in Baramulla-Uri and one location in Srinagar in connection with Hizbul Mujahideen militant Naveed Babu case (RC-01/2020/NIA/JMU) and Cross-border Trade case (RC-17/2016/NIA/JMU).

In Hizbul Mujahideen case, houses of the following close associates of accused Tariq Mir resident of Maldera, Shopian, who was arrested by NIA on 29.04.2020 for his role in smuggling and supply of weapons to HM militants, were searched.Those are Azad Ahmad Pir resident of Dardkote, Uri, Haleema Begum resident of Boniyar, Baramulla, Shaheen Lone resident of Kanspora, Baramulla, working as an Inspector in Power Development Department. His father- in-law’s house at Waza Mohalla, Palhalan, Baramulla, was also searched, Shareen Bibi wife of accused Tariq Mir resident of Chinad, Baramulla, Tafazul Parimoo resident of Rehmatabad, Hyderpora, Budgam.

Several incriminating documents and digital devices have been seized during these searches.

To recapitulate, the instant case was registered on 11.01.2020 when two HM militants viz. Naveed Babu and Rafi Ahmad Rather were apprehended along with now-suspended DSP Devender Singh and one Irfan Shafi Mir @ Advocate by J&K Police at Al-Stop Naka, Qazigund.

The investigation had revealed a deep-rooted conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based HM leadership and Pak ISI and an OGW network that facilitates the supply of funds and arms & ammunition to the HM militants in J&K.

Searches were also carried out at the premises of the following traders in connection with illegalities in LoC trade case. Peer Arshid Iqbal @ Ashu son of Pir Gayas-ud-Din resident of Khawaja Bagh, Baramulla, currently lodged in Kathua jail, Jammu in a narcotics case.

Tariq Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Hamid Sheikh resident of Tawheed Gunj, Baramulla, Prop. Of M/s Sheikh Brothers and M/s Hamid Brothers, Baramulla, currently in Baramulla jail in a narcotics case.

Bashir Ahmad Sofi son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din resident of Khwajabagh, Distt. Baramulla District level Hurriyat Leader.

Abdul Hamid Lone son of Abdul Rajaq Lone resident of Gundpura, Sopore M/s Asha Traders, Wugub, Sopore, J&K.

Searches have yielded several incriminating documents and digital devices. Further investigation in the case is continued, the statement added.

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