Fresh NIA raids in Srinagar, Awantipora on LoC trade

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/24/2020 11:28:33 PM

SRINAGAR, Sep 24: The National Investigation Agency on Thursday morning conducted raids in at least nine locations in Srinagar and Awantipora area of Pulwama district.
Official sources told that NIA sleuths, accompanied by paramilitary CRPF and police, raided the house of Zahoor Ahmad Bhat at Wazir bagh Srinagar, Bashir Ahmad Lone at Hokersar near Doon International School and Arif Ahmad Misger and fazal ul haq of Bag-i-Sundar Chattabal area of Srinagar, all of whom are associated with LOC trade.
Pertinently, as per reports NIA and Enforcement Directorate (ED) have arrested about 30 traders and separatists in connection with militancy funding.
The Cross-LoC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (PaK) was stopped by Centre in March 2019.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by the NIA spokesman said that it conducted searches at 9 locations in J&K in connection with LOC Trade case. “The premises of the following were searched Mohd. Iqbal Lone r/o Parimpora, Srinagar, Khursheed Ahmad Lone r/o Parimpora, Zahoor Ahmad Bhar r/o Wazirbagh, Fazal-ul-Haq Misgar r/o Chattabal, Safakadal, Arif Hassan Misgar r/o Chattabal, Safakadal, Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh r/o Buchpora, Javed Ahmad Sheikh r/o Buchpora. Tajammal Masoodi r/o Awantipora and Musadiq Afzal Masoodi r/o Awantipora,” the statement said, adding that “several digital devices and incriminating documents have been seized.” It said that further investigation in the case is continued.

 

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