‘Funds were obtained to support MKM cadres.’
Srinagar, July 21: While a journalist was detained by police on Friday in connection with a case involving the sponsorship of terrorism, two additional Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) members, as well as female separatists Zamrooda Habid and Yaseem Raja, had previously been detained.
After the police detained three LeT associates during a checkpoint check in February of this year, along with more than Rs 31.65 lakh and other incriminating papers from their possession, the complaint was filed at Police Station Nowgam in Srinagar.
Umar Adil Dar, Bilal Asmad Sidiqi, and Salik Mehraj were named as the individuals.
Dar had a connection to separatists.
Three suspicious people were noticed travelling from Lasjan toward the highway in February by a police team from Police Station Nowgam during regular checking at the Lasjan Crossing on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. They were carrying a blue cricket kit bag and seemed to be attempting to evade being stopped at the checkpoint.
The police team was able to halt them, however.
Three sheets of LeT letterhead and Rs 31,65,200 were found when the kit bag that Dar was carrying was searched.
Four sheets of the LeT letterhead were found when the two other individuals, Sidiqi and Mehraj, were personally searched.
It became clear that the group was operating as LeT-affiliated terrorists during the first inquiry.
Police launched a comprehensive investigation into the matter after the retrieval.
Yasmeen Raja, a former chair of Muslim Khawateen Markaz (MKM), and Zamrooda Habib, another former chair of MKM, were also detained during the probe.
The police’s probe did not end there.
As part of their ongoing investigations, police in Baramulla’s Pattan on Thursday detained “journalist” Muzamil Zahoor Malik.
The investigation into FIR No. 20/23 under Sections 120 B, 121, and 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 13, 18, 39, and 40 of the ULAP Act, where a recovery of Rs 31.65 lakh was made, is continuing. A further suspect, Muzamil Zahoor Malik, the son of Zahoor Ahmad of Indergam Pattan, has been detained, according to the police. He describes himself as a journalist.
According to the police, Muzamil Zahoor created a fictitious account in a bank using a false name for purposes of advancing the operations of the outlawed LET group.
According to the police, “He had received money in lakhs intended for terrorist activities in this account from the main LeT terror hawala operator.” ” The accused was also found to have incriminating evidence when he was arrested. The accused has been placed on detention for seven days to undergo a custody assessment.
Senior Police officers said that they acquired the funds as a result of a scheme to fortify their cadres in the Srinagar area.
As part of a larger criminal scheme hatched by the terrorist organization within and across the border to pass, raise money, and raise funds for furthering their activities and causing significant disturbances in J&K, they claimed that they received money at the direction of their handlers based in Pakistan.