‘Suspicious’ Kashmir Bank Accounts Under NIA Scanner

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SRINAGAR: The union government backed National Investigation Agency (NIA) will investigate bank accounts in J&K with “suspicious” activities in last two months.

NIA confirmed the development to Mumbai based dna and said that it will prepare a list of such accounts after approaching banks and financial institution based in the state.

However, the NIA did not share the names of the banks.

“The banks are obliged to share information as per the section 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr PC) and 43 F of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA),” the reports said.

According to the section 91 of Cr PC, if any officer considers that the production of any document or other thing is necessary for the purposes of any investigation, inquiry or trial, a concerned court of the officer himself can issue a written order to the person in whose possession or power such document or thing is believed to be, requiring him to attend and produce it. Section 43F of UAPA also deals with obligation to furnish information.

The move comes in the wake of mass civil anti-India uprising in triggered by the killings of popular militant Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 08, 2016. The widespread protests refuse to die down even after passing of 42 days when government continues to impose strict 24×7 curfew.

“We have investigated a number terror cases and there are many key areas, especially the financial ones, which are to be explored,” Sanjeev Singh, inspector general, NIA told the DNA.

“The agency has received information about individuals from Kashmir and some entities based in the valley carrying out suspicious transaction in the last two months,” he added.

“There has been a steady inflow of money into accounts of many individuals on Kashmir. We are sure that some of the names that have cropped up during our findings might be involved with unlawful activities,” NIA IG said.

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