The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids across Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi today. The raid took place after converting a preliminary inquiry into terror funding, allegedly involving Hurriyat leaders, into a regular case.
Early on Saturday morning 21 locations, including 14 in Kashmir and 7 in Delhi, were raided. It is also said that the raids will continue this afternoon, as reported by the Times of India.
In Delhi, raids are being conducted in Greater Kailash, Pitampura and Ballimaran in Chandni Chowk.
The raided locations include residences and offices belonging to Hurriyat members and hawala traders, including the residences and offices of separatist leaders Naeem Khan, Bitta Karate and Javed Baba Gazi for their role in disrupting peace in Kashmir. Cash worth Rs.1.25 crore has been recovered by one of the NIA teams, at a residential location in Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir: NIA raids underway at separatist leader Naeem Khan’s residence; visuals from his residence in Srinagar. pic.twitter.com/CZzqLKfUpQ
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According to an estimate of the NIA, terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir is financed by Pakistan-based terror groups.
They generate millions in donations through various charity organizations. A charity known as Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), is run by terror groups Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and Al Rehmat Trust. The groups have been funding and causing terrorism in Kashmir.