The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided the residence of Showkat Bakshi in Bemina Srinagar who is a close aide of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yaseen Malik.
Earlier NIA raided at least nine locations across the four districts in Kashmir valley including the residence of Hurriyat (G) leader Agha Syed Hassan in Central Kashmir’s district Budgam and the residence of Hurriyat conference (G) General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji in south Kashmir’s Bijbihara.
Sources said that the investigation agency is also conducting searches in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The NIA raids on the residence of Sumji and Agha followed the announcement of resistance leaders to court arrest at NIA headquarters in New Delhi on September 9 against “NIA terror”.
Seven pro-freedom leaders, a businessman and two youth including a photojournalist have already been arrested by the Indian investigation agency in connection of the case.
Yesterday NIA had raided at least eleven locations across Kashmir and five locations in Delhi as part of its probe into the alleged terror funding to fuel the unrest in Kashmir valley.