Three arrested in Bandipora for running militant financing module: Police

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Three persons have been arrested for running a ‘militant financing module” in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police claimed on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of police, Rahul Malik said that the ‘trio was running a militant financing module in North Kashmir and belonged to different areas of Kupwara, Sopore and Bandipora district’.

Malik said: “The trio had a specific modus Operandi under which they operated.”

He said sell properties for money which was then used for carrying out militant activities.

Malik said: “ The money was used for buying weapons and other logistic support of militants, also the money would be even used to fund recruiters and motivators”.

SSP said that around Rs 14 lac was transferred from an account from which 5 lac were recovered while the rest of the money has been used in supporting militant activities. 

He said that the ‘trio was operational in North Kashmir as of now while the investigation was on and some more people are likely involved in the case.”

FIR no, 29/2020 U/s 17-39-40 ULA(P) act has been registered in Police Station Aragam, the police said.

The trio has been identified as Irshad Ahmad Sheikh S/O Mohd Maqbool R/O Chittibanday Bandipora, Junaid Ahmad Wani S/O Bashir Ahmad Wani R/O Nageen Bagh Krankshivan Colony Sopore and Raj Mohd Khan R/O Kikar Fever, Lolab, Kupwara.