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NIA conducts raids in Kashmir, Delhi over terror funding in Valley

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recovered Rs 1.15 crore in cash and letterheads in raids conducted on Saturday across Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Haryana in a case involving terror funding meant to fuel unrest in the Valley.

NIA chief Sharad Kumar told 22 locations, including 14-15 in Kashmir and 7 in Delhi, are being raided since early Saturday morning

An NIA spokesperson said the searches have so far recovered amount of over Rs 1.15 crore, property-related documents, letterheads of banned terrorist organisations such as LeT and HM, pen-drives, laptops, and other incriminating documents.

The locations raided on Saturday are residences and offices belonging to Hurriyat members and big hawala traders

One of the NIA teams, which include an Enforcement Directorate representative each, has already recovered cash worth Rs 1.15 crore in the raid

As per the case registered by NIA 4-5 days ago, terror funds allegedly sourced from Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashker e Taiba were used for fuelling unrest in the Valley through incidents of stone-pelting and targeting of schools and public property.

NIA had recently questioned Hurriyat leaders Naeem Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar @ Bitta Karate and Javed Ahmed Baba @ Prince @ Gazi at Srinagar and Delhi regarding their involvement in raising, collecting and transferring funds through hawala and other channels for terror funding in Kashmir.

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