SRINAGAR: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday attached property of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Basit Reshi in Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

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NIA action comes as Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared Basit Reshi, “presently in Pakistan”, as designated “Terrorist” under the UAPA, a stringent act legislated to control militant activities.

According to the Home Ministry reports Basit Ahmad Reshi is a member of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and was involved in “subversive activities and coordinating target killings” in Jammu and Kashmir.

The NIA claims that Reshi planned and executed an attack on a police guard post at Tujar Sherief on August 18, 2015, in which police personnel and a civilian were killed.

Born on 4 March 1996, Reshi is resident of Yemberzalwari Shiva Dangerpora Sopore area of Baramulla district and as per NIA he is presently in Pakistan.

The NIA action comes a day after it attached property of Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar alias ‘Latram’ in Nowhatta area of Srinagar. (GNS)


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