SIA recovers Rs 29 lakh cash during multiple raids in Kashmir
Post by RK Online Desk on Saturday, December 3, 2022
State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Saturday said that Rs 29 Lakh cash was recovered by it during raids at multiple locations in Kashmir Valley in connection with terror funding case.
In a statement issued to media, the spokesperson said, "Continuing to rein in the networks of terror outfits with a purpose of destroying its ecosystems completely, State Investigation Agency, Kashmir on Saturday conducted searches at multiple locations across Kashmir valley.
The spokesperson said that the House/ premises of suspects in Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora, Srinagar and Budgam were searched in compliance to search warrant obtained from the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) Srinagar in connection with investigation of case FIR No. 20/2022 u/s 13, 17, 18, 39, 40 UA (P) Act, 120-B IPC registered in Police Station CIK (SIA) Kashmir.
"The case pertains to members of proscribed terrorist organization (Al-Badar) based in Pakistan who with active support and connivance of Pakistani agencies, hostile to India, under a well-knit criminal conspiracy with some identified person(s)/OGW(s) of proscribed terrorist organization(s) in the valley
are raising funds for furtherance of terrorist activities in UT of J&K. The money so raised is passed on/transferred through financial markets or through unregulated channels/through cash couriers. In furtherance to this nexus, the network so created have successfully infringed upon various persons of varied back ground either with or without their knowledge to act as cash corriers. As a part of this conspiracy, terror funding module have created many sleeper cells/OGW(s) in different parts of Kashmir valley who are facilitating passing on money to various terrorist organization (s) in UT of J&K, through banks/unregulated channels/ cash couriers", he said.
The money so received by terrorist organization (s) in UT of J&K is not only used for furthering of terrorist/unlawful/illegal activities but is also given to OGW(s) to motivate youth to join terrorist ranks and sustaining of terror ecosystem with an ulterior goal of secession of the UT of J&K from Union of India.
The spokesperson said that during the searches, huge cash of INR 29.00 lacs was recovered and seized alongwith Passbooks, cheque books & digital devices like mobile phones and other articles having bearing on the investigation.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 terror ecosystem in the valley by identifying over ground workers supporting and abetting terrorism.