Terror funding case: NIA raids 11places

Lynne Hanson
September 8, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik while placed heads of both Hurriyats under house detention.

Malik was arrested earlier this year in March as well.

On Wednesday NIA conducted several raids at the houses of businessmen in Srinagar and New Delhi.

When asked whether the raids would continue, he said, "no comments". The influential Shia leader is associated with the Mirwaiz faction of the Hurriyat. Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest.

Sources said that a team of NIA alongwith a contingent of police and other forces raided the residence of Aga and started searches. Malik was arrested from his Maisuma residence and later lodged in central jail Srinagar.

During the searches, FDs worth over Rs 1 crore, and lots of incriminating material, suspect's financial records, property-related documents and electronic devices have been seized.

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

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Earlier in the day, the NIA conducted fresh searches at nine locations in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its probe.

Hardline senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence.

The separatist leader, however, said his arrest would not break the spirit of the freedom loving people of the state.

Litigators continued to suffer as lawyers across the valley abstained from work due to a strike called by High Court (HC) Bar Association, Kashmir, against National Investigation Agency's summon to its president advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom in connection with terror funding in the state.

Lawyers in the valley have chose to stay away from courts till Qayoom returned from Delhi. Both area close confidants of Shabir Shah, who is now in Tihar Jail following arrest by Enforcement Directorate on July 25. The officials have said that the seizures have caused dent to terror funding and sponsoring stone-pelting in the Valley which is evident from the fact that less number of stone-pelting incidents have taken place during the past couple of months and there has been a turnaround also in the overall ground situation.

The ED had on June 23 registered money laundering case against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Hizbul Mujahideen and members of the Hurriyat Conference in connection with alleged terror funding.

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