SRINAGAR — State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Police on Saturday conducted searches at multiple locations across the valley in connection with a militancy case.
In a handout to the news agency GNS, the NIA said that continuing to rein in the financial networks of militant outfits with the purpose of destroying its ecosystem and support structure of militancy completely, the State Investigation Agency, Kashmir on October 22 conducted searches at multiple locations across the valley.
About 14 houses and a business premise of suspects in Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla and Shopian were searched in compliance to a search warrant obtained from the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) Srinagar in connection with an investigation of case FIR No. 7/2022 U/S 13, 18, 19, 39, 40 UA(P) Act, 121, 121-A IPC, registered in Police Station CIK (SIA) Kashmir.
The spokesperson further said that the case pertains to the financial networks of militant outfits operating in the valley. The case came to be registered on reliable information that a group of over-ground workers of militant organizations in connivance with and active support from their Pakistan-based militant handlers including militants, who had exfiltrated from the valley, now based in Pakistan are arranging a variety of logistics support including channeling finances with the overall objective of furthering and sustaining militancy activities in J&K in order to destabilize the Union of India by clandestinely waging war.
During the searches, incriminating material, electronic gadgets, mobile phones, bank documents 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 financial networks of the militant outfits, reads the statement.