The State Investigation Agency (SIA) Kashmir today conducted searches at multiple locations across South Kashmir in militancy related cases.
A statement issued by the SIA said that continuing to rein in the networks of militant outfits with a purpose of destroying its ecosystems completely, the agency today conducted searches at multiple locations across South Kashmir.
“House premises of suspects in Anantnag, Awantipora, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian were searched in compliance to search warrant obtained from the Court of Special Judge, designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) Srinagar in connection with investigation of case FIR No. 16/2022 u/s 13, 18, 19, 38, 39, 40 UA(P) Act read with 120-B, 121 IPC registered in Police Station CIK (SIA) Kashmir,” the statement said.
It added that the case pertains to a militancy grid active in the Valley. “Details that are being investigated into at the initial stage include masterminds in Pakistan who with active support of Pakistani Intelligence Agencies and in connivance with militant organizations like JeM, LeT and its offshoot TRF based in Pakistan have been activating their Over Ground Workers (OGWs) in J&K for initiating, organizing and executing militant activities in J&K,” it said.
The SIA said that Pakistani masterminds have been comprehensively identified. “Their particulars, however, are being kept confidential because other agents connected with them are not alerted,” the statement added.
“During the searches, incriminating material, mobile phones and other articles having bearing on the investigation have been recovered and seized,” the statement added.
The SIA said that analysis of the data would follow and leads that would emerge would become the basis for further investigation. “It is pertinent to mention here that the searches are aimed at dismantling the militant ecosystem in the Valley by identifying Over Ground Workers supporting and abetting militancy,” it added. (Daily Excelsior)