Terror funding case: NIA raids 11places

Day after threatening to march to NIA office in Delhi, JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested

The NIA on Thursday raided the house of separatist leader Shabbir Shah's aide Zameer Thakur in connection with the terror funding case.

Earlier in the day, NIA had conducted a raid at the residence of separatists Shabir Shah's close aide Chowdhary Abdul Razzaq in Jammu in relation to terror funding. An NIA spokesman said nine places in Kashmir and one each in Jammu and Gurugram (Haryana) were searched in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case and channelling of funds through trade across the Line of Control (LoC).

Seven senior resistance leaders and three other persons including a businessman and a photojournalist have been arrested and are now in detention in Delhi.

NIA officials recovered fixed deposits worth Rs 1 crore, suspect financial records, property related documents and other incriminating papers, which are being analysed with the help of CAs and income tax department officials.

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"Sumji's house and shopping complex in Bijbehara were searched for nearly five hours while shopkeepers in his complex were also questioned".

SHO Budgam Rafi Ahmad told Kashmir Reader, "The NIA team left the residence of Agha Hassan around 7pm and reached Srinagar safely".

With the arrest of two youth, the NIA has so far arrested 10 people, including spokespersons of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference, two sons and son-in-law of hardline HC chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani since last month after their questioning in Srinagar. "The raids continued for over 9 hours", they said. It said that the separatists and others whose houses and offices were raided today were "suspected of fuelling secessionist and subversive activities in Jammu and Kashmir".

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

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"Searches are still continuing and the suspects were questioned about the incriminating recoveries made from them", Mittal said.

"There are links of hawala operators, funders and cross LoC traders have emerged based on which raids are being conducted".

Meanwhile NIA also raided the residence of Hurriyat-G General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji at Bijbehara in South Kashmir.

█ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ Yasin Malik held, Mirwaiz put under house arrest A day ahead of the planned sit-in by the separatists outside the NIA headquarter in Delhi, JKLF chief Yasin Malik was arrested while Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest. The houses reportedly belong to LoC traders.

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