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Terror funding case: NIA raids 11places

08 September 2017

In its FIR, the NIA mentioned that Hafiz Saeed and separatist leaders, including members of the Hurriyat Conference, have been acting in connivance with active militants of proscribed terrorist organisations Let, HM, Dukhtaran-e-Millat and other terrorist organisations for raising, receiving and collecting funds domestically and overseas through various illegal channels for funding terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

The National Investigative Team (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at 11 more locations i.e. nine in Kashmir valley and one each in Jammu and Gurugram, in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case and Line of Control (LoC) Trade case.

Seven separatists' leaders, and two youth including a photojournalist have already been arrested by NIA.

Meanwhile, sources said that the protesting people have called for a protest on Friday against the harassment by NIA to the Aga family. "During searches, fixed deposits worth over Rs 1 crore, and lots of incriminating material, suspect financial records, property-related documents and electronic devices have been seized", the spokesman said. The central agency has paced its probe in Jammu and Kashmir terror funding and is planning of questioning alleged mastermind of all the subversive activities in valley - Syed Ali Shah Geelani by end of this month.

The NIA teams also raided the residences Zameer Sheikh and Razzaq Choudhary, both close aides of senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is in custody of Enforcement Directorate.

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In Srinagar, another NIA team raided the joint house of JKLF leader and one-time "District Commander" Shaukat Bakhshi and his brother Shakeel Bakhshi at Gausiya Colony, Bemina. Apart from Malik, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had threatened to stage a sit-in outside the NIA headquarters in Delhi.

Houses of a chartered accountant and two businessmen were also searched in Kashmir.

Mittal said that no person has been arrested by the NIA in these raids.

Searches were also carried out at Ghulam Nabi Sumji's residence in Anantnag's Bijbehara area. The house of Salamabad cross-LoC traders Union President, Hilal Ahmad Khan (Turki) was also raided at Natipora, Nowgam.

Meanwhile, Chairmen of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Maulvi Umar Farooq and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik have made a decision to protest and court arrest at the headquarters of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi on Saturday.

Terror funding case: NIA raids 11places