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National Investigation Agency officials seized Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar’s home in Srinagar on Thursday, March 2, 2023.

Zargar alias Mushtaq Latrum is the founder of the Al-Umar Mujahideen, a terror group in Kashmir.

On December 31, 1999, Zargar was released along with Jaish e Mohammed founder Masood Azhar and the British terrorist Omar Saeed Shaikh in exchange for the passengers and crew on board IC-814, the Indian Airlines flight hijacked from Kathmandu and flown to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

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Zargar is reported to be living in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

In 1989, he was involved in the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, then home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s daughter.







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