‘Suspects are being questioned about incriminating recoveries’
Srinagar, Aug 16: The National Investigative Agency (NIA) Wednesday conducted fresh raids in parts of Kashmir at 12 locations belonging to Hurriyat and businessmen following a major crackdown on the Hurriyat earlier when it arrested seven leaders on allegations of taking money for “fuelling unrest” in the valley.
According to KNS, the raids were conducted in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Pulwama districts today morning when NIA officials raided several houses and locations.
NIA officials said that follow up searches were conducted by the NIA in the J&K “terror funding case”
“NIA conducted searches at 12 locations belonging to separatists and Hawala operators in Kashmir valley in connection with the Kashmir Terror Funding case. The locations are spread over Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Pulwama,” officials said.
“A lot of incriminating material, suspect financial records and property-related documents and electronic devices including mobile phones, pen drives and hard drives have been seized during the searches. Some of the documents seized relate to receipt of money from suspect foreign sources and distribution of money so received to certain persons in Kashmir valley,” the officials said.
They said the suspects are being questioned about the incriminating recoveries made from them.
NIA has already arrested several Hurriyat leaders including Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Peer Saif-ullah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bita Karate) and Mehraj-u-din Kalwal. The NIA has also quizzed two sons of Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on charges of illegal funding. (KNS)