National Investigation Agency (NIA) today raided several places in the country in connection with the alleged funding of separatist organizations for spreading unrest in the Valley and recovered landless documents, cash worth Rs two crore and letterheads of banned terror organizations.
After the intensive planning of the last four days, various teams of NIA started raids in a parallel raid on the premises of separatists, traders and hawala dealers at 29 locations in Sonepat of Haryana, Kashmir, and Delhi today. Official sources said that during the raids, the letterheads of banned terrorist organizations like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, property documents were seized from the bases of separatists and sympathizers.
They said that the NIA has also recovered pen drives, laptops and other documents from the accused’s places in Kashmir, Delhi, and Haryana. The sources said 85 coins and ornaments of gold have also been seized from various locations. After filing a FIR earlier this week, various NIA teams camping in the valley for a few days left for heavy security in various places of Kashmir from their camp office located at Humhamma on the outskirts of Srinagar city.
The people who were raided were the son-in-law of the leader of the fundamentalist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Altaf Funtoosh, businessman Zahur Ali, leader of the Awami Action Committee led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shahid-ul-Islam, and some other separatist leaders, both the Hurriyat’s tunes and Joining JKLF