‘Wealthy’ Cop’s Arrest In Fraud Case Triggered SIA Raids

SRINAGAR: The raids at various locations carried out by the State Investigation Agency (SIA) were triggered by the arrest of a policeman, reports appearing in the media said. These raids were part of the investigations to ascertain if the head constable had any links with militants and if his transactions were part of the terror funding.

On Tuesday, September 20, Mohammad Ramzan Rishi, was arrested. Investigations suggested that he operated 16 bank accounts in his name with transactions running into six crore rupees. Besides, he was also in touch with 10 foreign mobile numbers and had procured a fake passport, according to various sources that the newspaper quoted.

It was on basis of these revelations that the SIA raided the houses of the cop at Kulgam and a Dubai-based person named abu Bakar in Jammu’s Bhatindi belt. The police investigations have suggested that he had been a frequent visitor within the country and has been using numerous mobile applications and VPN (virtual private network) for communications.

Reports said abu Bakar basically hails from Doda but is living in Dubai.

The cop had applied for bail but the court rejected the same pointing out the serious allegations levelled against him by the police.

“The case in which raids were conducted is related to the duping public of their hard-earned money on many fake assurances, promises and also indulging in serious immoral activities having dangerous security implications for the UT,” a Jammu newspaper quoted official saying. “During the course of raids at two places, search parties seized various incriminating material having a direct bearing on the investigation of the case viz a viz terror funding.”

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