Terror Funding: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police raided the houses of seven people in three districts of the state in a case related to the financing of terrorism through bitcoin trading. Searches were conducted at the premises of suspects at Mendhar Poonch, Baramulla, Kupwara in connection with the investigation of a terror funding case registered at Counter Intelligence Police Station, Srinagar. This is the first confirmed case in Jammu and Kashmir, where bitcoin has been used for terror funding.
A mastermind of Pakistan involved
According to SIA officials, “The details that are being probed in the initial phase include a mastermind from Pakistan, who is sending black money with the support of Pakistani intelligence agencies and with terrorist organizations based in Pakistan. At the same time, this money was being sent to promote violence and terrorist activities on a large scale in Jammu and Kashmir. This money was used by the agents of terrorists in the state.” Police said, Pakistani mastermind has been identified in the raid. However, we cannot tell about them. The details are being kept confidential, as we do not wish to alert other agents associated with it.
Search in the houses of suspects
Police said the houses searched today included Zahida Bano, daughter of Mutwali Pathan Khan, Ghulam Mujtaba Deedad, Lone Hari, Satkoji Rajwada, son of Ghulam Nabi Didad of Kupwara, Javid Ahmed of Handwara, Tamjida Begum, Dewan Bagh of Baramulla. Yasir Ahmad Mir, son of Shams-ud-din Mir, Mohammad Syed Masoodi, son of Sharifud-din of Trajpora, Baramulla, Farooq Ahmad of Gagarian and Imran Chaudhry of Dharana Mendhar. “In the preliminary investigation, evidence has come to the fore that terrorist money coming from Pakistan has reached these people.”
These tools were found in the raid
Regarding the searches conducted on Wednesday, the police said, “Contents believed to be hidden in digital devices, SIM cards, mobile phones and documents and material which may have bearing on the investigation have been recovered. The analysis and questioning of suspects will be done and the clues that emerge will form the basis for further investigation.”