SRINAGAR — State Investigation Agency (SIA) Jammu on Tuesday conducted raids at multiple locations in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in connection with a militancy-funding case registered at Gandhi Nagar Police Station in Jammu.
According to a statement, as per the news agency KNO, SIA Jammu with the help of the District Police and Civil Administration of Baramulla conducted well-coordinated raids at multiple locations in the Nambla area of Uri in connection with a militancy-funding case registered at the Police Station Gandhi Nagar vide case FIR No. 73/2022; dated 31-03-2022 under sections U/S 13, 17, 18 UA(P) Act, 1967, which stands transferred to SIA Jammu.
The statement reads that during raids, substantial evidence with regard to smuggling of narcotics from across the border and generating funds from the same for financing militant modules, separatists, over-ground workers (OGWs) and families of killed militants have been established.
“Besides, during the course of the investigation, it has been found that the money generated from the narcotic substances has also been used to finance some fake journalists for creating fake and wrong narratives against the Union Territory to support and glorify militancy by using different social media platforms etc. for indoctrinating and alluring youngsters into militancy,” it reads.
It reads that during the raids, some people who were found involved in the nexus of narcotic-militancy financing have been arrested under relevant sections of law and an investigation is proceeding to establish the involvement of some more people in the nexus who are already under the scanner.
“It is pertinent to mention here that a sum of Rs. 6.9 lakhs have already been recovered by Police in the instant case,” it said.
It added that more raids are expected in the coming days and efforts will continue to demolish such modules operating in Jammu and Kashmir.