NIA raids in Bemina, Umarabad Srinagar

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted fresh searches at 11 locations in Jammu and Kashmir and five locations in New Delhi as part of its probe into the ‘terror’ funding case.

The searches, which the central agency termed as follow-up action, were going on across the several locations in Kashmir.

The investigating agency raided Bashir Ahmad Kaloo, Showkat Ahmad Kaloo, and Abdul Rashid Bhat all residents of Hamza Colony Bemina in Srinagar.

It also raided the residential houses of Firdous Iqbal Wani in Hamzah Colony Buchpora, Srinagar

The residential house of Sajad Syed Khan of Halmatpora, Kupwara who is currently residing at Ummarabad Zainkoot HMT Srinagar was also raided. The  NIA also raided Imran Causa of Causa & Sons Srinagar.

Meanwhile, in New Delhi, the agency raided the houses of Ganga Bishan Gupta in Khari Bawli in Old Delhi spice market, Firoz Akhtar Siddiqui in Shadi Pur Depot Delhi, Sunil Kumar in Khari Bawli, Delhi.

The agency has so far arrested seven people – Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar Khanday, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah (all from Geelani’s faction of Hurriyat), Shahid-ul-Islam (of the faction led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq), Nayeem Khan of the Jammu Kashmir National Front and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karatay of the J&K Liberation Front (R).  The agency now plans to summon Geelani, Malik, Shabir Shah, and Farooq. Geelani’s two sons have already been questioned by the NIA in the case.

The raids were going on when this report was filed.

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