NIA takes prisoner from Siwan prison into custody in J&K case

Patna, July 25 (SocialNews.XYZ) The NIA’s Jammu and Kashmir unit on Monday took into custody a person detained at Siwan prison in a case relating to the supply of arms and ammunition to a militant organization based in Jammu and Kashmir .

The accused Yaqub Khan hails from the village of Basantpur in the district of Siwan.


An NIA team from J&K traveled to Siwan on Saturday and interrogated Yaqub for two days in Siwan before appearing in court at the NIA on Monday for remand. The team traveled to Jammu and Kashmir for further investigation.

Yaqub Khan’s name was revealed after one of his masters, Irfan alias Chunnu Mian, was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police a few months ago and interrogated.

NIA officials say Irfan, who hails from Bhanmauli village under Barharia police station in Siwan, has links to the banned militant group Jaish-e-Mohamad (JeM) and provided seven 9mm pistols to his officers. During the investigation, it was discovered that people in Bihar were supplying arms and ammunition to militants in the Kashmir Valley. Sources said Yaqub was supplying arms and ammunition to Irfan and was supplying four people from Saran who had ties to JeM.

Source: IANS

NIA takes prisoner from Siwan prison into custody in J&K case

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