In a significant development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has successfully attached eight properties associated with two individuals affiliated with the proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The Special NIA Court in Jammu executed the attachment under Section 33(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The individuals in question are identified as Mohd Shafi Wani, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Wani, and Mohd Tika Khan, son of Abdul Ahad Khan, both residents of Pulwama district and known members of LeT. The attachment of these properties is a crucial step in the NIA’s ongoing efforts to curb activities linked to terrorism.
The NIA’s press release outlined the details of the attached properties, specifying that three pieces of land are associated with Mohd Tika Khan, while Mohd Shafi Wani’s properties include four pieces of land and a residential house. The move to attach these properties is in connection with an NIA case related to the killing of two police personnel in Jammu and Kashmir and the subsequent forcible release of LeT terrorist Naveed Jatt, facilitated by firing at the police party.
The attachment of properties is a preventive measure aimed at disrupting and deterring the financial infrastructure that supports illicit activities linked to terrorism. By taking action under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the NIA seeks to undermine the economic resources available to individuals involved in terrorist networks.
This initiative reflects the government’s commitment to tackling terrorism at its roots by dismantling the support structures that enable such activities. The NIA continues to play a pivotal role in investigating and prosecuting individuals and groups involved in terrorist acts, contributing to national security and the safety of citizens.