MDTAG holds maiden meet

‘Multi Disciplinary Terror Action Group’ (MDTAG) constituted by Ministry of Home Affairs for Jammu and Kashmir in March this year, held its maiden meeting here last week, a source told Greater Kashmir on Thursday. 

He said the meeting was chaired by Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and was attended by the officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Income Tax department.

The source said that “financing of militancy and separatism” was discussed threadbare during the meeting. “The top officers revealed that operational activities of militant groups, including attacks on security forces, camps and convoys, are being financed, and huge money is being spent to motivate and recruit youth into militant groups,” the source added.

He said all the police stations in J&K have been asked to expedite investigations into the “cases registered in funding of secessionism in the state.”

The MDTAG has been tasked to take action against “hardcore militant sympathizers,” including government employees, the source added.

The group has been authorized to take coordinated action in all cases that relate to militant funding and identify all key persons, including leaders of the organisation(s), who are involved in supporting militancy and separatism in any form.