Over 2 Crore ‘Terror Funds’ Seized In Raids In Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir

Sep - 07
2017

Over 2 Crore ‘Terror Funds’ Seized In Raids In Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The NIA has carried out investigations Wednesday at 27 places in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi and proponent of Rs 2,20 million rupees cash equivalent in raids in the investigation of funding activities. ├ętat.Durant terror operations, which began in the morning, houses and commercial establishments of suspects to channel funds to boost separatist and anti-Indian activities have been sought, according to ANR spokesman, New Delhi said that “during the investigation, a total amount of money was Rs. 2.20 crores recovered,” he said. The spokesman said several digital devices, including laptops, mobile phones and hard drives, were also captured during searches.

Newspapers related to hawala traders / merchants’ contacts have been retrieved, accounting books containing cross-border trade accounts of various trading companies. Some details of Jammu and Kashmir bank accounts have also been recovered, the spokesman said. Travel documents of some entities indicating their visits to the United Arab Emirates were also recovered, he added, adding that some of the suspects were questioned about recoveries made from raids occurring a day after the NIA arrested two including a photojournalist independent, reportedly outraged that they were carrying stones and mobilizing support for security personnel through the mass media.

These raids and arrests by the NIA are part of his investigation into a case filed on May 30, where the head of Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist organization, Hafiz Saeed, been appointed accused. The NIA arrested seven people in case of alleged funding of terrorist and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley to fuel the problems. The case was registered to collect, receive and raise funds through various illegal means, including hawala channels, to finance such activities, including also causing riots in the valley for looting of stone, burning schools, damaging public property and war against India.

For the first time since the emergence of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1990s that a central research agency carried out raids in connection with the financing of terrorist and separatist groups. The investigation was also part of the NIA’s investigation of alleged irregularities in trade between the LoC. In this regard, the NIA has conducted research on merchants at trade facilitation centers in Salamabad in the Baramulla district of northern Kashmir in the Baramulla district and Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch district in the region of Jammu. During its investigation, the NIA found that after dupattas’ clothing and ” California almonds have emerged as the new product in the cross-border trade of Jammu and Kashmir which is used as conduit for the financing of terrorism.

Under the trade agreement between India and Pakistan, products grown on both sides of Jammu and Kashmir will be marketed under the barter system. Products included “badam giri” grown in parts of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). PoK traders sent and received California almonds and claimed that the money was used to fund terrorist groups in the state. The NIA in its FIR claimed that there was a large-scale transfer of funds from Pakistan to India through the importation of Californian almonds (badam giri) through the LoC’s cross-trade mechanism through trade in Salamabad and Chakkan-da-Bagh.

“This is in flagrant violation of the state’s policy of banning trade in” third party products “through this mechanism and information indicates that these funds are used to foment terrorism and separatism in the state of Jammu and Kashmir” , the NIA told me.

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