Jammu- The Special Investigation Unit of the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday raided houses of six militants at various places in Kishtwar district in connection with a terror funding case, officials said.
“The SIU of Kishtwar Police again carried out raids at multiple locations in Kishtwar District in the house of militants who are operating from PcK and Paskistan,” SSP Kishtwar Khalil Poswal said.
The raids were conducted by six SIU teams in an Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) case, he said.
Poswal said the teams, which included a magistrate, conducted the raids having obtained house search warrants from an NIA court in Jammu.
The raids were made at the houses of Manzoor Ahmed alias Tahir Ingalabi of Dwather Singpura, Nazir Ahmed alias Shaheen of Beighpura Singpura, Shabir Ahmed alias Junaid of Sewa Chatroo, Mohd Igbal Rishi alias Muzamil Ansari of Dellar Chatroo, Mohd Amin Bhatt of Chinzam, and Mohd Iqbal alias Bilal of Kishtwar.
All of them are currently operating either from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir or Pakistan, the SSP said.
Evidence collected in search will be investigated for any involvement of these people in anti-national activities and perpetuation of militancy, Poswal said.
He said that the searches were aimed at eliminating the militancy ecosystem in the district with crackdown on over-ground workers and supporters of militancy.
Militant Aide Held In Baramulla
Earlier a militant associate of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was arrested in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.
On a specific information regarding the movement of militants in village Nowpora Jageer in the Kreeri area of the north Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) there, a police spokesperson said.
During the search, a suspected person tried to flee after noticing the security forces, but was apprehended, he said.
The spokesman identified the person as Mohammad Seediq Lone, a resident of Nowpora Jageer, Kreeri.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including a pistol, a pistol magazine and three pistol rounds were recovered from his possession, he said.
During preliminary questioning, Lone revealed he was working as a militantassociate of the proscribed terror outfit LeT and was in touch with active militants Adil Dantoo of Sopore and foreign terrorist Usman Bhai of Pakistan, he said.
Lone also said he has acquired arms and ammunition from these militants for carrying out “targeted killings and to terrorise” the public in the Baramulla district, the spokesperson said.
A case has been registered and an investigation has been initiated, he added.
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