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Kishtwar SIU raids houses of 5 ‘terrorists’ operating from Pak

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Kishtwar/Jammu: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday raided five terrorists’ houses in Kishtwar district in connection with a terror support and terror funding case, a senior official said.

“The houses belonged to terrorists who are operating from Pakistan and are engaged in revival of terrorism in the region,” he said.

“After obtaining search warrants from NIA Court, Jammu, in Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) case, houses of five terrorists, who are presently operating from Pakistan and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, were searched in various locations,” Kishtwar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Khalil Poswal said.

Five SIU teams along with police carried out the raids, he said.

The SSP said the evidence found in the searches will be used to indict the targets’ role in engaging in anti-national activities and perpetuating acts of terrorism.

The SIU is raiding the houses of Shahnawaz alias Nayeem of Chirool Padyarna, Nayeem Ahmed alias Amir alias Gazi of Jama Masjid, Mohammad Iqbal alias Bilal of Kichloo Market, Shahnawaz Kanth alias Munna alias Umer of Hullar Kishtwar, and Javid Hussain Giri alias Muzamil of Kundali Pochal, he said.

A special NIA court in Jammu had on April 26 issued non-bailable warrants against 23 terrorists from Kishtwar operating from across the border.

Earlier, non-bailable warrants were issued against 13 terrorists.

“Thirty-six individuals from Kishtwar went to Pakistan after joining terrorism over a period of time. Subsequently, two FIRs were registered against them,” Poswal said.

SIU raids at 3 locations in Tral

The State Investigation Unit (SIU) on Wednesday raided three locations in Tral area of Pulwama district in connection with a “terrorism funding” case, officials here said.

The FIR in the case was lodged at a local police station earlier this year, they said.

Continuing its crackdown on terror elements, the SIU Awantipora conducted a raid at Reshipora Tral in connection with case FIR No. 10/2023 of Police Station Tral, police said in a statement.

It said the searched locations are residential houses of three suspects — Manzoor Ahmed Wani, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Wani; Mouhsin Ahmed Lone, son of Asdullah Lone, and Arif Bashir Bhat, son of Bashir Ahmed Bhat, all residents of Reshipora Tral.

During the search, incriminating material was recovered, police said, adding that searches were conducted to collect more evidence of their involvement in said case.


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