SIA Carries Raids In Poonch, Rajouri

Srinagar, Sep 28: State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Wednesday conducted raids in Rajouri and Poonch in connection with a case related to militancy funding.

“SIA Jammu conducted multiple raids and searches of houses of suspected persons situated at different locations in district Poonch and Rajouri respectively,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.

He said three teams carried out simultaneous “search/raids” in different areas at village Dharati, tehsil Balakote, village Kuniyan, Poonch and village Julass, tehsil Haveli in connection with Case FIR No 02/2022 P/S JIC/SIA Jammu relating to militancy funding cases and OGW network active in the area.

“The raids were aimed to investigate the proceeds of (militancy) finances being used in creating assets and raising the funds for further use in the (militant) ecosystem,” he said, adding, “The raids were conducted after getting the search warrants from the competent court.”

The raids, he said, were carried out by SIA Jammu with the help of district administration and district police to investigate the militant links and financing modules present in the area. “It is worth mentioning that during the course of raids at different locations raiding parties recovered various incriminating material including documents and some digital devices which will be analyzed for further investigation by SIA.”

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