SIA raids multiple locations in Delhi, Haryana and Kashmir in LeT terrorism financing case

In its first operation outside Jammu and Kashmir, the new State Investigation Agency (SIA) carried out raids on several locations in Delhi, Haryana and Kashmir on Sunday in a case of financing the terrorism.

SIA teams carried out simultaneous searches at three locations in Delhi, one in Faridabad in Haryana and two in Anantnag in South Kashmir. The teams were assisted by the Delhi Police and other security agencies.

Among those raided were lawyers who allegedly received funds from a Pakistan-based conduit of the banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to support terrorist and secessionist networks in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country. country.

The case was registered by the SIA under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in Srinagar recently.

According to the police, it was learned that the LeT was collecting funds and sending them to India in a way that had visible elements of a criminal conspiracy to support terrorist and secessionist networks, their programs and activities in Jammu and -Kashmir and other parts of the country. the country.

Technical evidence and bank transactions established the identities of three people in Delhi, one person in Faridabad and two people in Anantnag who were allegedly involved in the plot.

Police claimed that technical evidence “confirms that they are in constant contact with the Pakistan-based mastermind”. During the searches, incriminating materials such as digital devices, SIM cards, mobile phones and documents were seized.

A police spokesperson has confirmed that the SIA conducted searches at various locations in Delhi, Haryana and J&K in connection with Terrorist Financing Case FIR No.15/21 U/S 13, 21, 40 UA (P) Act, 120-B IPC Police Station CIK, Srinagar.

Based on an investigation and corroborated by technical evidence, it has been revealed that a LeT terrorist mastermind based in Pakistan, facilitated and provided financial assistance to his executives and associates to promote terrorist activities in UT from J&K and other parts of the country, he said.

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