The NIA carried out searches at 27 places in various parts of the Kashmir Valley and Delhi yesterday. It seized over 2 crore rupees in cash in raids relating to probe into terror-funding activities in Jammu and Kashmir. An NIA spokesman said in New Delhi that during the operations, houses and business establishments of those suspected of channelising funds to fuel secessionist and anti-India activities were searched.
The spokesman said various digital devices including laptops, mobile phones and hard drives have also been seized during the searches. He said, diaries pertaining to contacts of alleged hawala operators, traders, ledger books containing accounts of cross-LOC trade of various trading companies have been recovered. The spokesman said, some details of bank accounts of Jammu and Kashmir were also recovered. He said, travel documents of some entities indicating their visits to the UAE have also been recovered. He said some of the suspects were being questioned about the recoveries made from them.
These raids and arrests by the NIA is part of its investigation in a case registered on 30th of May in which the leader of the Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa and banned terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, was named as an
accused. The NIA has arrested seven persons in the case of alleged funding of terror and subversive activities to fuel unrest in the Kashmir Valley.