Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Saturday carried out searches at 14 places in Kashmir and eight places in New Delhi in connection with alleged funding received allegedly from Pakistan for carrying out subversive activities in the Valley.
The NIA, which had earlier registered a Preliminary Enquiry, converted it into a Regular Case (RC) last evening and began searches in the wee hours at the residences of second-rung pro-freedom leaders in the Valley, sources said.
Two places in Sonepat were also being searched by the NIA teams in this connection.
The raids follow questioning of three pro-freedom leaders– Nayeem Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar alias ‘Bitta Karate’ and Gazi Javed Baba.
As per reports around eight alleged hawala dealers and traders in New Delhi were also raided.