State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Tuesday conducted raids at 10 places in three districts of South Kashmir related to the killing of a Bank ATM guard in February in Pulwama village.
According to a statement, issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) SIA raided residential houses of three active terrorists of LeT namely Danish Hamid Thoker @ Khalid, Ubaid Padder both from Chakoora Shopian and Abrar Farooq Wani of Heff Shirmal.
The statement reads that the SIA is investigating a case FIR No 14/2023 under relevant sections of law, which pertains to the killing of Sanjay Sharma, Bank ATM guard, in February 2023 this year.
“Searches were conducted by ten special teams of SIA in pursuance of search warrants issued by the Special UAPA Court Pulwama at ten different places to collect evidence relevant to ongoing investigation necessary to unearth conspiracy of minority killings in south Kashmir,” it reads.
It added that among these ten locations three are residential houses of three active terrorists of LeT who have relevance in the under investigation case.
“While launching specific hunt for substantial evidences SIA searched various structures and houses keeping records at target places and questioned many individuals for ascertaining circumstances and evidences in the case.”
It added that this has been third round of raids since the lodgement of criminal case for investigation.
“Prior to this two rounds of searches have already been conducted by the SIA. The investigation agency has been narrowing down efforts to attain specifications and evidentiary data for the logical conclusion of the case for judicial determination,” it reads