Jammu & Kashmir

Six properties of JeM militant seized in Pulwama: NIA

The seized property of the militant.

Jammu: National Investigation Agency of India on Thursday seized multiple properties in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.

In a statement, the NIA said that it seized as many as seven immovable properties of a top militant belonging to the banned Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) organisation.

According to spokesman, Sartaj Ahmed Mantoo’s properties, including land measuring 19 marlas and 84 sqft at Kisarigam in Pulwama district of Kashmir, were seized on Wednesday under Section 33 (1) of UA (P) Act, 1967, on the orders of NIA Special Court, Jammu.

Sartaj was arrested on January 31, 2020, and several arms, ammunitions and explosives were recovered from his possession.

He was chargesheeted on July 27, 2020, and is currently facing trial under relevant sections of Arms Act, IPC, Explosive Substances Act, UA (P) Act and Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933, he said.

Along with his five co-accused members of JeM, he was involved in transporting freshly infiltrated milotants to the Kashmir valley.

Three militants were killed and arms, ammunition and explosives were also seized in the case  (RC-02/2020/NIA/JMU), related to a conspiracy to unleash militant attacks on armed forces / apparatus as part of an anti-India agenda, he said.

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