NIA conducts raids in Srinagar, Budgam

The National Investigation Agency Wednesday carried out searches at four places in Srinagar and Budgam districts.

A statement issued by NIA said, “Searches were carried out at four places in connection with the investigation of case RC-28/2018/NIA/DLI in Budgam and Srinagar. The searches were conducted at the house of Bakhtiyar Mujeev Mullaha at Rajbagh area, Srinagar, and at the houses of Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh and Muhammad Afzal Mir in Budgam.”

The NIA teams were accompanied and supported by the teams of CRPF and J&K Police, it said.

“During searches, NIA teams seized incriminating documents, including photographs of militants and electronic devices-5 mobile phones, 1 laptop, 1 hard disk, memory card, SIM card and some pen drives. The connected persons in the case are being questioned by NIA,” the statement added.

The NIA had filed a case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) last year after taking cognisance of an FIR registered against alleged operative Munid Hamid Bhat at a police station in Kulgam. Bhat was arrested, the spokesperson said, for “subversive activities” who was motivating youth to join LeT and was allegedly organising their travel to Pakistan for arms training on the basis of valid travel documents on recommendation of separatist leaders based in the valley.