Srinagar- State Investigation Agency on Friday conducted searches at multiple locations across South Kashmir.
“Continuing to rein in the networks of (militant) outfits with a purpose of destroying its ecosystems completely, State Investigation Agency, Kashmir conducted searches at multiple locations across South Kashmir,” SIA said in a statement.
House premises of suspects in Anantnag, Awantipora, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian were searched in compliance to search warrant obtained from the 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, it said.
“The case pertains to a “militant grid active in valley,” it said, adding, “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 (militant) 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 (militant) activities in J&K. The Pakistani masterminds have been comprehensively identified.” Their particulars, however, are being kept confidential because other agents connected with them are not alerted, it said. “During the searches, incriminating material, mobile phones and other articles having bearing on the investigation have been recovered and seized,” it said, adding, “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 militant ecosystem in the valley by identifying over ground workers supporting and abetting militants, SIA added.
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