Jammu & Kashmir

NIA seizes four properties in Poonch

National Investigation Agency (NIA) conduct searches in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo / Umar Farooq]

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India on Friday seized the properties of a key militancy operative undergoing trial in a UA (P)A case involving seizure of arms, ammunition, explosives and narcotics.

The accused, Mohd Yaseen, a resident of district Poonch in Jammu, is an operative of the banned militant organisation, Tehreek Ul Mujahideen (TuM).

“Acting on orders of the NIA Special Court, Jammu, the agency has attached four properties belonging to Mohd. Yaseen under Section 33 (1) of UA (P) Act, 1967, in the case RC-02/2021/NIA/JMU. The properties are located in the accused’s village of Dhrooti (Dhabi) in Tehsil Balakot, District Poonch,” the spokesman in a statement.

Yaseen was arrested on 27th December 2020, and a cache of arms, ammunitions and explosives was recovered from his possession. He was charge-sheeted on 24th June 2021 and is currently facing trial under sections 121 A & 122 of IPC read with section 120B of IPC, Section 7/25 of Arms Act 1959, as well as Sections 3 & 4 Explosive Substances Act and Sections 13, 18 & 39 of UA (P) Act 1967, the statement added.

“The case came to light with the arrest of one Mohd. Mustafa, which led to the arrest of Mohd. Yaseen and another accused, Mohammad Farooq along with the recovery of arms, ammunition, explosives and narcotics from their possession,” it said.

Meanwhile, NIA investigations in the case subsequently exposed a conspiracy to attack religious places in Mendhar area with grenades, the statement added.

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