NIA raids 11 places in Kashmir, Delhi in terror funding case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Sep 2017 09:04:07



THE National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at 11 places in Jammu and Kashmir and the national capital region in connection with its probe into the funding of terror activities and channelling of ill-gotten money through cross-LoC trade.

NIA sleuths found three arms -- a pistol, a double-barrel gun and a .315 rifle -- in possession of Razzaq Choudhary, a close aide of separatist leader Shabir Shah, officials said.
The arms were not seized as Choudhary produced licence for the weapons, they added.

An NIA spokesman said that 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 LoC.
Prominent among those searched include Hurriyat leaders Ghulam Nabi Sumji and Syed Aga Hassan Budgami, and close aides of Shabbir Shah -- Zameer Sheikh and Razzaq Choudhary, the spokesman said.

“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.