NIA Attaches Properties Linked To Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen Members In Kupwara.

May 9, 2024 9:10 PM.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) today attached four properties owned by members of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in the Kupwara region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The action comes a day after NIA attached six immovable properties of a top militant of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist outfit in Jammu and Kashmir, as part of its drive to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure in Kashmir and other parts of India.

NIA said in a release that the four properties attached today were found to be proceeds of terrorism, as per its investigations. The properties, which were used to hatch terror conspiracies and carry out terrorist attacks, belonged to accused Mohammad Alam Bhat, Mohammad Yousuf Khawaja, Shabir Ahmed Gakhad, and Zakir Hussain Mir, all associated with Pakistan-based handlers and operatives of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. 

NIA investigations have revealed that the four men were involved in an illegal supply of weapons, arms, ammunition and narcotics. They were actively engaged in spreading and strengthening militancy in Kashmir.