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Crackdown on terror: NIA attaches six immovable properties of top JeM terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir

The attached properties belong to Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Asif Ahmed Malik. He was arrested on January 31, 2020, and charge-sheeted in July same year.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Srinagar Updated on: May 09, 2024 7:19 IST
NIA attaches six immovable properties of top JeM terrorist Asif Ahmed Malik in Kashmir
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In a significant crackdown on terrorist infiltration in Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken action against a top terrorist associated with the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group in Jammu and Kashmir and attached his six immovable properties. 

"The properties (land parcels) belonging to terrorist Asif Ahmed Malik are located in Mirpora, Pulwama. They have been attached under Section 33 (1) of the UA (P) Act, 1967, on the orders of NIA Special Court, Jammu," the agency said in its statement.

JeM terrorist Asif Ahmed Malik was arrested in 2020

The NIA reported that Malik was apprehended on January 31, 2020, with arms, ammunition, and explosives in his possession. He was subsequently charged on July 27, 2020, under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Explosive Substances Act, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, and the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1933.

He is currently on an underground trial before the NIA Special Court, Jammu, in the case RC- 02/2020/NIA/JMU. The case relates to the transportation of terrorists, infiltration into Kashmir from across the border, and seizure of arms, explosives, etc from terror operatives of the JeM.

The NIA further stated that the investigations have exposed a conspiracy by the accused to transport the infiltrated terrorists to the Kashmir valley, and provide them safe shelter in preparation of attacks on the security forces/apparatus as part of the terror conspiracy against the Government of India. Till now, the NIA has attached 109 properties in Jammu and Kashmir under the provisions of the UA (P) Act, the agency added. 

JeM terror module busted in Srinagar

In March this year, Jammu and Kashmir Police, in a joint operation with the security forces, had busted a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror module in Srinagar. The police said that four terror associates were arrested during the operation and a huge cache of arms was recovered from their possession.

NIA's crackdown on terror module

It should be mentioned here that the National Investigation Agency has intensified its crackdown on terror associates operating in Jammu and Kashmir. The agency, known for its relentless pursuit of counter-terrorism efforts, has conducted a series of raids in multiple locations across the region. Sources indicate that these operations have led to the apprehension of several individuals suspected of providing logistical support and aiding terrorist activities in the strife-torn region.

(With inputs from ANI)

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