SIU raids multiple locations in Kupwara

Kupwara: The State Investigation Unit (SIU) of Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted raids at multiple locations in Kupwara district in connection with a case regarding militant activities in the area.

The raids were carried out in a an under investigation case of Police Station Kupwara registered vide FIR number 276/2022 under sections 120-B, 121, 121-A, 122,123 IPC & sections 17, 18, 20, 38, 39, 40 of UA(P) Act, a police spokesman said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Yougal Manhas said that the crackdown on militant elements operating within the district and those from Pakistan is a step towards dismantling the militant ecosystem working in the valley.

The searches were conducted in the residential houses of suspected relatives of some eight (8) militants, who have crossed LoC illegally and joined militant ranks and are affiliated with outfits like HM, LeT and JeM etc, it said.

“As per initial investigations, these militants have been found involved in actively conspiring and facilitating infiltration of militants, supplying arms and ammunition in addition to using of Cyber space in radicalising Kashmiri youths to join militant ranks besides raising funds for militancy activities,” police said.

The searches were conducted at Hyhama, Kralpora, Mirnag, Lolab and Sulkoot localities of the district after search warrants were obtained from the designated Court.

“During the searches, vital evidences including mobile phones and other materials have been seized which are relevant for investigation of the case for corroborating the role of these persons in perpetuation of militancy. With the investigation at its initial stages, more searches shall be carried in due course of time.”

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