The National Investigative Agency (NIA) conducted raids at various locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh as a result of suspected terror activities in the state. According to the leads, NIA conducted these raids in the districts of Kulgam, Sopore, Pulwama, Anantnag. The NIA had suspected the terror activities which were carried out at the behest of the Pakistani military commanders.
It was also reported that there were raids conducted in relation to the dubious trends of cross border narcotics smuggling. Which include Jammu, Poonch, and Rajouri. Through such fundings they conspired that these activities would escalate the terror activities.
As per the statement of NIA officials, cyberspace was also one of the ways to carry out terror attacks, target minorities, and spread communal disharmony in Jammu and Kashmir. NIA carried out raids at the hideouts of the people with ties to such activities.
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The investigative agency has subjugated the digital devices, storage devices, and SIM cards from the hideouts. Over Ground Workers (OWGs) of various prohibited organisations which operate from Pakistan were responsible for this whole incident. On August 20 this year, NIA took Suo-moto cognizance in this matter.
Subsequently, the NIA probed the proscribed terrorist organisations such as the Khalistan Liberation Force, Babbar Khalsa International, and the International Sikh Youth Federation. As per the leads of this probe, smuggling of hardware ammunition, explosives, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) took place with an intention to cause target killings as well.
The aforenamed proscribed organisations, which are led by the Khalistan terror groups, are among the 42 organisations restricted under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) of 1967. Also, nations like India, Malaysia, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union have denounced and forbidden Babbar Khalsa International from existing.
In addition to this, the NIA filed a chargesheet against three accused in the case in relation to terror funding at LoC. Sections 17,20,21,39 and 40 of the UAPA were imposed against the accused under the Indian Penal Code. Tanveer Ahmad Wani, Peer Arshad Iqbal, and Bashir Ahmed Sofi, all of whom were the residents of Jammu and Kashmir, were accused in this chargesheet.
As per the agency, the funds were raised by the accused Tanveer Ahmed Wani and were distributed in cash to other terror outfits of Hizb – Ul – Muzahideen (HM) and Jiash – e- Mohammad and an ex-militant of HM was getting funds from the other accused. Both the accused were raising funds by importing more than they exported by under – invoicing imported almonds from PoK based LoC traders. In these cases, the names of many Trade Facilitation Centers (TFC) emerged.