SIA Kashmir conducts searches in a militancy case across South Kashmir

Srinagar, October 7: State Investigation Agency Kashmir conducted searches at multiple locations across South Kashmir in a terror related case.

The statement by the SIA reads, “Continuing to rein in the networks of terror outfits with a purpose of destroying its ecosystems completely, State Investigation Agency, Kashmir today on 07.10.2022 conducted searches at multiple locations across South Kashmir. House premises of suspects in Anantnag, Awantipora, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian were searched in compliance to search warrant obtained from the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) Srinagar in connection with investigation of case FIR No. 16/2022 u/s 13, 18, 19, 38, 39, 40 UA(P) Act read with 120-B, 121 IPC registered in Police Station CIK (SIA) Kashmir”.

According to the statement, the case pertains to a militant grid active in valley.

“Details that are being investigated into at the initial stage include masterminds in Pakistan who with active support of Pakistani Intelligence Agencies and in connivance with proscribed terrorist organization(s) like JeM, LeT and its offshoot TRF based in Pakistan have been activating their upper ground workers (OGWs) in J&K for initiating, organizing and executing terror activities in J&K,” the statement reads.

The Pakistani masterminds have been comprehensively identified, it added, “Their particulars, however, are being kept confidential because other agents connected with them are not alerted.

During the searches, incriminating material, mobile phones and other articles having bearing on the investigation have been recovered and seized.”

“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 “terror ecosystem in the valley by identifying over ground workers supporting and abetting terrorism,” it said.

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