NIA raids 4 places in militancy case

Fayaz Bukhari
Srinagar, July 24: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today raided four places in Srinagar and Budgam districts of Central Kashmir a day after they carried out raids relating to cross Line of Control (LoC) trade being used for funding militancy.
The NIA carried out searches at four places in Budgam and Srinagar in connection with the investigation in case RC-28/2018/NIA/DLI regarding subversive activities by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives in Kulgam area.
The NIA raided house of Mohammad Shafi Dar of Kursu, Rajbagh today. They were looking for a student Bakhtiyar Mujeeb Malla son of Abdul Mujeeb Malla of Arigam Tral in district Pulwama, who was pursuing NEET coaching in the area.
Sources said that Malla was arrested at Wagah border last year and let off.
The NIA also raided house of Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh and Mohd Afzal Mir in Budgam district of Central Kashmir in connection with militancy. One of them who is a contractual lecturer was arrested few years back and a pistol was recovered from his possession. He was later released. The NIA also questioned them for their alleged links with LeT.
NIA spokesman said that searches were conducted at the house of Bakhtiyar Mujeeb Malla at Rajbagh area, Srinagar and at the houses of Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh and Mohd Afzal Mir in Budgam.
The NIA teams were accompanied and supported by the teams of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF.
During searches, NIA teams seized incriminating documents including photographs of militants and electronic devices including five mobile phones, one Laptop, one Hard Disk, Memory and SIM card and some pen drives. The connected persons in the case are being questioned by NIA.
The NIA is investigating several militancy related incidents in Kashmir and today’s raids were in connection with a militancy incident in Kulgam district of South Kashmir in which LeT was involved.
This is for the second consecutive day that the NIA conducted raids in Kashmir. They yesterday conducted raids at six places in Kashmir against the cross Line of Control (LoC) traders including its president Tanveer Ahmad Wani alias Bardana.