NIA seizes properties in Kashmir linked to militant activities

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

KUPWARA — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) announced on Thursday the attachment of properties belonging to four individuals accused of militancy involvement in the northern region of Kashmir.

According to official sources quoted by a local news agency, the action is part of an intensified security crackdown in Kashmir. The four properties were seized as part of RC 03/2020, allegedly implicating members of outfits Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), among others.

The properties were attached in north Kashmir’s Handwara, within the context of the NIA Jammu case RC 03/2020 related to ‘narco-terrorism’ involving Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba. Under Section 25 of the UA(P) Act, the NIA also seized a total of Rs 2.27 crore in cash.

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Officials stated that the case pertains to the utilization of proceeds from narcotic drugs to fund militant activities by LeT and HM operating in the Handwara-Kupwara region.

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