SIA raids 3 places in Rajouri, Poonch

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/29/2022 12:53:51 PM Front Page

Jammu: Continuing its crackdown on terror funding, the State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Tuesday conducted raids at three places in the border district of Poonch, officials said.
The Jammu and Kashmir State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Wednesday carried out multiple raids and searches at houses of suspected persons in twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri in in a terror funding case, officials said.
Three teams carried out simultaneous raids in different areas of Rajouri and Poonch including Dharati village (tehsil Balakote), Kuniyan village (tehsil Haveli, Poonch) and Julass village (tehsil Haveli), they said.
The raids, carried out by SIA Jammu with the help of district administrations and police, were aimed at breaking the terror ecosystem and investigate the proceeds of terror funding, the officials said. The searches were conducted after obtaining warrants from the court, they added.
During the course of raids, incriminating material, including documents and some digital devices, was recovered, the officials said, adding further probe in the matter is on.
Earlier on September 21, the SIA had conducted raids at multiple locations in the Bhatindi in Jammu city and Kulgam districts in South Kashmir.
The raids were linked to a head constable Mohammad Ramzan arrested on the charges of fraud to ascertain if he was also involved in terror financing.
The accused head constable has 16 bank accounts in his name with transactions running into crores. He was also in touch with 10 foreign mobile numbers and had procured a fake passport.

SIA sleuths had then raided the houses of Ramzan and Dubai-based Abu Baker in Kulgam and the Bhatindi area of Jammu city.
Ramzan, arrested recently, was denied bail by a local court because a police report mentioned his 16 bank accounts with transactions of around ₹6 crores and his contact with 10 foreign mobile numbers, which pointed towards the seriousness of the matter.
Ramzan also visited many parts of the country, including Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Goa. He used numerous mobile applications and a VPN (a virtual private network) for communication purposes.
The SIA also found that Ramzan procured several PAN cards using fake documents. He also travelled abroad using forged documents.
Abu Bakr, who lived in Bhatindi, is at large and hiding in Dubai.

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