NIA raids multiple locations in Kashmir

The raids are being conducted in connection with a terror funding case.
NIA raids multiple locations in Kashmir
Security forces on guard as NIA sleuths search premises in Kashmir. [Representational Image] File: ANI

Srinagar, Jun 15: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is carrying out raids at multiple locations in Kashmir in connection with the Cross LoC Trade and Terror Financing case, officials said on Wednesday.

A NIA spokesman said that the agency sleuths conducted searches at three locations in District Baramulla and one location in Police District Handwara in connection with case RC-17/2016/NIA/DLI at the premises of suspected cross LoC traders and connected persons.

The case pertains to the generation of additional profits through cross LoC trade mechanism between J&K and PoK and using funds so generated for fomenting terrorist activities in Jammu & Kashmir. The said trade was started in the year 2008 via two Trade Facilitation Centres (TFCs) located at Salamabad, Uri in Baramulla District and Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch District. The trade has been suspended since the month of April 2019. The case was registered suo-moto by NIA on 16.12.2016.

During the searches conducted today digital devices along with incriminating documents have been seized, the spokesman said adding further investigation in the case continues.

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