Jammu & Kashmir

NIA says 12th accused arrested in Handwara drug, militancy case

Armed forces personnel stands deployed in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Handwara: National Investigation Agency (NIA) of Inida on Monday said that it has arrested 12th accused in Handwara drug and militancy case.

In a statement, NIA said it arrested Abdul Rauf Badan (45 years), son of Mohammad Abdullah Badan of Amarohi, PS Karnah, Tehsil Tangdhar , District Kupwara, JK for his involvement in case of supply of narcotics/ cash/ arms ammunition through LOC border of Amarohi, Tangdhar area by concealing the consignment in vegetable carrier vehicle.

“He is a key operator of the module of proscribed militant outfit LeT, which was working at the behest of Pakistani handlers. He was collecting the consignments of narcotics from Pakistani handlers in Tangdhar and other locations at LoC, J&K and further delivering them to the other co accused persons in the case,” the statement said.

The statement said that the case was initially registered as FIR number 183/2020 dated 11-06-2020 at Police Station Handwara, J&K and re-registered by NIA on 23-06-2020.

“Earlier, chargesheet was submitted against 11 accused persons in the NIA Spl. Court, Jammu, in this case. Further investigations are in progress in the case,” the statement said.

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