SIA carried out raids at multiple locations in terror funding case in Kashmir

Srinagar: State Investigation Agency (SIA) carried out raids at multiple locations in Srinagar, Budgam and Kupwara districts on Saturday as part of investigations against the narco financing in terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
They said SIA of J&K Police conducted extensive searches at different locations in the districts of Srinagar, Budgam & Kupwara today against narcotics dealers.
These searches were part of an investigation against Narcro-terrorists who are financing terror through smuggling hard drugs from Pakistan and selling it in J&K and in other parts of the country.
During the searches, incriminating material including digital weighing machine, Cell phones, Electronic gadgets, important documents, bank accounts, digital evidences and other incriminating material having a bearing on the investigation of the case were recovered and seized.
Equipped with search warrants issued by the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) Srinagar, house searches were conducted in connection with investigation of case FIR No. 17/2022 u/s 8,21,29 NDPS Act, 13,17,18,39, 40 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 121 and 120-B, 121, 121-A IPC of Police Station CI-SIA Kashmir.
“The case was registered by Police Station, CI-SIA (K), Srinagar on receipt of reliable information that a group of person(s) working as Over Ground Workers (OGWs) for different proscribed terrorist organization(s) under a well knit criminal conspiracy hatched with member(s) of proscribed terrorist organization(s) are involved in border smuggling of narcotic drugs / substance and the proceeds thereof are passed on to the terrorist organization(s) for furtherance of terrorist activities in J&K”, the SIA statement said.
During investigation, it surfaced that proscribed terrorist organization(s) across the border in order to fuel the terrorist activities in Jammu & Kashmir are adopting various means and methods to provide logistic support to terrorist(s) in Jammu & Kashmir.
It said one of the ways and means is to send consignments of heroin, brown sugar and other contraband substances worth lakhs of rupees and smuggle the same to valley through their OGWs, Conduit(s) / Supporter(s) and other terrorist sympathizers.
These consignment of heroin, brown sugar and other Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances are being sold in markets or smuggled to other parts of the country for sale and proceeds of sale are being ploughed back or passed on to terrorist organization(s) / terrorist(s) /secessionist(s) /OGW(s) to further terrorist / unlawful activities.
Analysis of the data and evidences would follow and leads that would emerge would become the basis for further investigation, the SIA statement added.

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