SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday attached the properties of a key militant operative undergoing trial in a UAPA case involving the seizure of arms, ammunition, explosives, and narcotics.

“Acting on orders of the NIA Special Court, Jammu, the anti-terror agency has attached four properties belonging to Mohdammad Yaseen a resident of Poonch, an operative of the banned militant organisation, Tehreek Ul Mujahideen (TuM) under Section 33 (1) of UA (P) Act, 1967, in the case RC-02/2021/NIA/JMU,” NIA spokesperson said in a statement.

Yaseen was arrested on December 27, 2020, and a cache of arms, ammunition and explosives was recovered from his possession. “He was  charge-sheeted in 2021 and is currently facing trial under sections 121 A & 122 of IPC read with section 120B of IPC, Section 7/25 of Arms Act 1959, as well as Sections  3 & 4 Explosive Substances Act and Sections 13, 18 &  39 of UA (P) Act 1967,” it adds.

The case came to light with the arrest of Mohammad Mustafa, which led to the arrest of Mohammad Yaseen and another accused Mohammad Farooq, along with the recovery of arms, ammunition, explosives and narcotics from their possession.

“NIA investigations in the case subsequently exposed a conspiracy to attack religious places in Mendhar area with grenades,” reads   the statement.


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