Property of another Pak based militant attached in north Kashmir

Srinagar: A Day after the house of Pakistan based Mushtaq Zargar released in Kandahar hijacking was attached in Srinagar, the National Investigation Agency attached immovable property of another militant based in Pakistan.

Officials said the anti-terror agency NIA on Friday attached the immovable property of former Hizbul Mujahideen militant Basit Ahmad Reshi, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore sub district.

In October, 2022 Reshi, a resident of Yemberzalwari Shiva Dangerpora Sopore, was declared ‘designated individual terrorist’ by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The NIA team, assisted by officials of police and administration, attached the agriculture land measuring 9.25 Marlas under the provisions of UA(P) Act on Friday.

NIA said Reshi has been operating from Pakistan after exfiltration . The agency had found him involved in funding terror activities.

“Basit Ahmad Reshi is presently involved in terror activities of The Resistance Front (TRF) and manages & supplies arms/ammunition as well as funds for TRF from across the border,” the NIA spokesperson said, adding he was earlier associated with banned Hizb.

According to NIA Reshi joined the militant ranks in 2015 and was involved in planning & execution of a terror attack at Police Guard Post in Sopore that killed one Constable and injured others.

On Thursday NIA attached the house of Mushtaq Zargar alias Latrum, one of the three militants released as part of the 1999 Kandahar hijack prisoner swap. The house of Zargar, the founder and chief commander of Al-Umar-Mujahideen, was attached in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area.

The NIA terms the attachment of properties of militants operating from Pakistani soil as a “strong action” to curb violence in the valley.

The anti terror agency had also recently attached the Hurriyat Office in Srinagar, which was owned in part by Nayeem Khan, an accused chargesheeted by the NIA in the Hurriyat Terror Funding case.

NIA has attached the properties of five designated terrorists, namely US based Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Canada based Hardeep Singh Nijjar, and Pakistan based terrorists-Mushtaq Zargar , Basit Ahmad Pir and KCF (Panjwar) Paramjit Singh alias Panjwar.


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