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SIA conducts raids in Kulgam, Jammu to ascertain if arrested cop is involved in terror financing

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Jammu: The State Investigation Agency on Wednesday raided several locations linked to a head constable arrested on fraud charges to ascertain if he was also involved in “terror financing”, officials said.

Head Constable Mohammad Ramzan Rishi, who was arrested on Tuesday, has 16 bank accounts in his name with transactions running into crores. He was also in touch with 10 foreign mobile numbers and had procured a fake passport, they said.

A team of the State Investigation Agency’s (SIA) Jammu-wing raided the houses of Ramzan and Dubai-based Abu Baker in Kulgam and the Bhatindi area of Jammu city, respectively, and conducted searches there, the officials said.

During the course of raids at two different locations in Jammu and Kashmir, search parties have seized various incriminating material having direct bearing on investigation of the case viz a viz terror funding etc., officials said.

“Analysis of the said material would follow and leads that would emerge would become the basis for further investigation in suspected case of terror funding,” said officials.

“We are investigating to see if he (Ramzan) was also involved in terror funding as he has a number of accounts with transactions running into crores,” an official said.

Denying bail to Ramzan on Tuesday, a local court observed that the police report about his 16 bank accounts with transactions of around Rs 6 crore and his contact with 10 foreign mobile numbers pointed towards the seriousness of the matter.

The police investigation has also revealed that Ramzan had visited many parts of the country, including Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Goa. He used numerous mobile applications and VPN (virtual private network) for communication purposes.

The SIA also found that Ramzan procured several PAN cards using fake documents. He also travelled abroad using forged documents.


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