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SRINAGAR — State Investigation Agency (SIA) Kashmir on Thursday said it has arrested a notorious ‘terror fugitive’ based and operating in and from the Middle-Eastern Arab country of Oman, at Srinagar International Airport.

In a statement to the news agency KDC, the agency said that the accused has been found involved in ‘terror funding’ case FIR No. 09/2021, Police Station SIA Kashmir.

The statement said that one accused namely Danish Ahmad Koul son of Bashir Ahmad Koul, resident of Tibti Colony Hawal Srinagar, working in a Middle East country Oman at a business establishment, was found involved in funding active ‘terrorists’ by way of financing them through his Valley-based OGW network.

A case FIR No. 09/2021 was lodged on 10-08-2021 under the provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967 as amended, waging war against the Union of India by way of aiding, abetting, supporting and assisting active ‘terrorists’ of Srinagar and south Kashmir at Police Station SIA Kashmir, it said.

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During the course of investigation as per the agency, it was revealed that the accused along with one more ‘terrorist’ financier, a local accomplice namely Hammad Farooq Tramboo son of Farooq Ahmad Tramboo, resident of Kachgari Mohalla Soura Srinagar, in the garb of salesmen, were channelizing hefty amounts of funds raised by ISI & Pakistan-based Lashkar-i-Toiba – TRF handlers, masters for distribution among terrorists of the said proscribed terrorist organizations and families of eliminated terrorists in the UT of J&K under a deep-rooted criminal conspiracy.

Hammad Farooq, as per SIA, is already facing trial in the said case at the court of Special Judge NIA Court Srinagar, while Danish Ahmad Koul was at large and his arrest was much awaited as he did not join the interrogation sessions of the case during the course of the investigation.

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The duo, as per SIA, on the behest of Pakistani handlers had recruited three more conduits in Srinagar for facilitating the distribution of funds among adversaries in the UT of J&K. “The funds have been calculated to be running in millions of INR (Indian National Rupee), which were being pumped into the UT of J&K for furthering terrorist designs to overawe the government establishments and intimidate general public for dissociation of UT of J&K from the Union of India.”

“The investigation so far unfurls deep criminal conspiracy and is expected to give more specific leads for more arrests forthwith,” the statement added.

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