On Wednesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) attached the properties of terrorists and their associates in various regions of the Kashmir valley. The attached properties are located in Pulwama, Shopian, and Kupwara districts.

The NIA attached six shops belonging to Fayaz Ahmad Magray, who was responsible for planning and executing the attack on the CRPF group centre at Lethpora in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017. These properties were attached by NIA under the provisions of the UAPA Act 1967, on orders from the Special NIA Court Jammu. Fayaz Ahmad Magray, a resident of the Pulwama village, was arrested by the NIA in connection with the attack. The NIA had registered the case vide FIR no. RC 10/2018/NIA/DLI at the Delhi Police Station of NIA.

In August 2019, the NIA had filed a chargesheet against four terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) identified as Fayaz Ahmad Magray, Nisar Ahmad Tantray, Syed Hilal Andrabi, and Irshad Ahmad Reshi for their role in planning and executing the attack on the CRPF group centre in 2017.

As per the NIA chargesheet, Fayaz Ahmad Magray had facilitated another terrorist, Mudasir Ahmed Khan, to join the JeM militant ranks as an active terrorist by arranging weapons through JeM commander Mufti Waqas. Fayaz Ahmad Magray had also escorted Mudasir Ahmed Khan and helped him to cross the police check posts while escaping.

The attack on the CRPF group centre at Lethpora on December 30, 2017, resulted in the martyrdom of five CRPF personnel, identified as Sharief-Ud-Din Ganaie, Tufail Ahmed, Rajendra Nain, Kuldeep Rai, and P.K. Panda. Three others were injured in the attack by three heavily armed terrorists who were also killed in the 10-hour encounter.

The NIA has also attached the properties of other terror associates in Kupwara and Shopian districts of Kashmir.