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Jammu and Kashmir: NIA attaches property, seizes Rs 2.27 crore in Handwara in narco-terror funding case

Jammu and Kashmir news: NIA also seized cash in the Handwara narco-terrorism case, involving two proscribed terrorist outfits- Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Sheenu Sharma
Kupwara
Updated on: February 24, 2024 16:27 IST
NIA attaches property in Handwara district, Jammu Kashmir narco terror funding case, nia seizes Rs 2
Image Source : INDIA TV NIA attaches property, seizes Rs 2.27 crore in Handwara in narco-terror funding case.

Jammu and Kashmir news: In a major step towards dismantling the funding networks that are fuelling terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has attached four properties.

They have also seized cash in the Handwara narco-terrorism case, involving two proscribed terrorist outfits- Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).

The properties belonging to four accused have been attached in tehsil Handwara of Kupwara district by the NIA, which has also seized a total of Rs 2.27 crore in cash under Section 25 of the UA(P) Act.  The immovable properties attached are the double-storeyed house of accused Afaq Ahmad Wani, single-storeyed house of accused Muneer Ahmad Pandey, the house of Saleem Andrabi and the double-storeyed house of Islam ul Haq. 

 
A total of 12 accused have so far been arrested in the case, in which the NIA has charge sheeted 15 individuals.

Terror activities operated by by LeT, HM

The case (RC 03/2020/NIA/JMU) relates to the use of the proceeds of narcotic drugs to fund violent terror activities by LeT and HM operating in the Handwara-Kupwara region. The case was registered following the recovery of a black bag and a large number of Indian currency notes of 500 denominations during the checking of vehicles in Langate area of Handwara. The seizure was made from a white Creta car without a registration number. 
 
Preliminary questioning of the car’s driver, Abdul Momin Peer, had led to the revelations about the narco-terror nexus, which had sparked a detailed investigation by the NIA. During the initial searches in the houses of various accused, 21 kg of heroin was seized, in addition to various incriminating material, including large sums of cash.
 
The anti-terror agency is continuing with its relentless efforts to destroy and dismantle the terror network in Kashmir and safeguard national security.

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