New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency, in the early morning on Tuesday, has conducted raids at several top separatist leaders’ houses in Jammu & Kashmir as a part of the agency’s investigation process in the alleged terror-funding case. The NIA team has claimed that several important documents including the letterheads of different terrorist organizations and electronic documents have been recovered from the houses.
The houses of separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, The Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik; Naseem Geelani, the younger son of Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani; Geelani’s confidante Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai; jailed leader Shabir Ahmad Shah and Salvation Movement chairman Zafar Akbar Bhat have been raided by the NIA team.
According to the official released by the NIA, the team has recovered several important documents in the raid. “During the searches, NIA teams recovered incriminating documents including property papers, financial transactions receipts and bank account details. Electronic devices including laptops, e-tablets, mobile phones, pen drives, communication system and DVRs were also seized during the searches,” the NIA official release claimed.
“Significantly, letterheads of different terrorist organisations as well as documents relating to recommendations for visa for admission in Pakistan educational institutions were found,” it further said.
The raids were continued for extended hours. However, people gathered outside the houses, had started pelting stones at paramilitary personnel, police and NIA team that halted the search for some time, the team claimed.