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Terrorism-related incidents in Uttarakhand


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February 6

Haridwar/Haridwar District

The NIA team arrested a hawala (illegal money transfers) operative named Abdul Samad in connection to the LeT activities in India from Haridwar in Haridwar District of Uttarakhand. Abdul Samad was produced before the designated court. The court sends him to the NIA custody of six days, said an unnamed NIA official. Allegedly, Abdul Samad is a prominent hawala operative whose activities area included Muzaffarnagar, Deoband, in Uttar Pradesh and Roorkee in Uttarakhand. He also acted as a channel for a LeT financer based in Saudi Arabia, said an unnamed NIA Spokesperson. In November 2017, Abdul Samad collected INR 5.50 Lakh from hawala operators in Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) to deliver it to Shaikh/Sheikh Abdul Naeem/Nayeem, an active LeT member. Shaikh visited and established bases in Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and J&K on the directions of his handler Abdul alias Rehan based in Pakistan, said an unnamed NIA official.

Non-Violent (Arrest)
2 May 23

Didihat/Pithoragarh District

The Uttar Pradesh ATS arrested a man-Ramesh Singh Kanyal (43) from Didihat in Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand for allegedly sharing sensitive information with Pakistan's ISI. Ramesh was produced in the Court and was sent to ATS custody. Kanyal was serving as a cook to an unnamed Indian Diplomat in Pakistan during 2015 to 2017 and was approached by the ISI operatives who promised him to pay for sharing information related to the National Security. Kanyal bugged the house of the Diplomat to get the information that ISI needed. Acting upon the Intelligence inputs shared by the Indian Army, the ATS team arrested Kanyal and recovered a cellular SIM card and a Pakistan-made cellular phone from his possession. The case has been registered in Uttar Pradesh.

Non-Violent (Arrest)


Source: Compiled from English language media sources.





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