23-Apr-2024  Srinagar booked.net

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NIA Seizes Rs 2.27 Crore Cash, Attaches Four Properties in Handwara Case

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Handwara: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has attached four properties and seized cash amounting to Rs 2.27 crore in a case in north Kashmir’s Handwara district on Saturday.

In a statement, NIA said that the properties belonging to four accused have been attached in tehsil Handwara 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 include the double-storeyed house of accused Afaq Ahmad Wani, the single-storeyed house of accused Muneer Ahmad Pandey, the house of Saleem Andrabi, and the double-storeyed house of Islam ul Haq, reads the statement.

It reads that a total of 12 accused have so far been arrested in the case, in which the NIA has charged 15 individuals in its chargesheet.

It added that 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 denomination during checking of vehicles in Langate area of Handwara. The seizure was made from a white Creta car without a registration number."

It further reads that the preliminary questioning of the car's driver, Abdul Momin Peer, had led to the revelations about the narco terror nexus, which had sparked 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."

(KNO)