Top Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik arrested by NIA in Srinagar

Posted September 08, 2017

Meanwhile, sources said that the protesting people have called for a protest on Friday against the harassment by NIA to the Aga family.

"Those raided are suspected of fuelling secessionist and subversive activities in Jammu and Kashmir", they said. "There was heavy deployment of forces and the area where Agha lives was cordoned off".

We have seen mass killings, operation catch and kill, Ikwani and SOG terrorism, burnings, destruction and worst incarcerations but all that has failed to defeat the passion of this tiny but resilient nation and God willingly this malicious NIA campaign will also see its fate and last triumph will belong to oppressed and suppressed Kashmiris, said Yasin Malik.

NIA spokesperson Alok Mittal told Kashmir Reader that nine locations were searched in Kashmir on Thursday.

The NIA on Wednesday conducted raids at 11 locations in Srinagar and 5 in Delhi in connection with the Hurriyat Terror Funding case.

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"These searches have been conducted in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir Terror Funding case and the LoC Trade case", Mittal said.

All roads leading to the house of Aga Hassan, a Shia leader, were closed before the NIA personnel arrived there.

The NIA so far has arrested 11 persons in the case.

The NIa sleuths also raided the residence of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) members Zameer Ahmad Sheikh and Razzaq Choudhary.

The NIA had registered a case on May 30 against separatist leaders for acting in connivance with militants of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba and other groups and woman separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Millat for raising, receiving and collecting funds through various illegal means including hawala for funding separatist and militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Watali, a top businessman who runs businesses outside India as well, is in NIA custody in Delhi. Shakeel is patron of Islamic Student's League (ISL). "Showkat Bakhshi and his father were present in the house".

NIA raid at residence of Hurriyat's Aga Hassan in Budgam District. The house of Salamabad cross-LoC traders Union President, Hilal Ahmad Khan (Turki) was also raided at Natipora, Nowgam.

NIA officials recovered fixed deposits worth Rs 1 crore, suspect financial records, property related documents and other incriminating papers, which are being analysed with the help of CAs and income tax department officials.

"Searches are still continuing and the suspects were questioned about the incriminating recoveries made from them", Mittal said.

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