Jammu and Kashmir: NIA conducts several raids in terror funding case


In a major crackdown, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at several places in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terror funding case. As per the details, the NIA and the Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) conducted a joint operation.

A joint team led by the NIA also conducted searches at other places in Srinagar as part of counter-terrorism operations in North Kashmir.

This comes a day after the NIA raided four places in the union territory, including three in Baramulla and one in Handwara district in a cross-border trade and terror funding case.

The raids were conducted at the premises of suspected cross-border traders and linked persons and the NIA claimed to have seized digital devices along with incriminating documents during these searches.

The matter pertains to using the money so generated to gain additional profits and promote terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir through cross-LoC trade mechanisms between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The business was started in the year 2008 through two Trade Facilitation Centers (TFCs) located at Salamabad, Uri in Baramulla district and Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch district.

Trading has been suspended from the month of April 2019. The case was registered on its own by the NIA on December 16, 2016.


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