NIA conducts raids over dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday morning conducted raids at over dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir.

The sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) with the assistance of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF carried out raids at Srinagar, Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam, Budgam and Baramulla districts in Kashmir division and Poonch and Rajouri districts in Jammu division.

The raids are being carried out in the Pakistan backed militant conspiracy case registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

According to news agency KDC, the NIA teams raided the joint residential house of Mohammad Ayoub Pakhtoon, Tariq Ahmad and Safin, sons of Late Habibullah Pakhtoon at Kursoo Rajbagh near Jamia Masjid and the residential house of Mushtaq Ahmad Pinjoo, son of Ghulam Rasool Pinjoo, a resident of Mustafa-Abad Zakoora in Srinagar.

In Budgam district, another team of NIA searched the premises of Sajad Ahmad Khan, son of Gaffar Khan at War Sangam and apprehended him for questioning. The house of Fayaz Ahmad Rather, son of Abdul Aziz Rather, a resident of Mir Mohalla Nasrullahpora was thoroughly searched by the agency.

In Kulgam district, the NIA teams raided the residential houses of Rouf Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Nabi at Rampopra Qaimoh and Shahnawaaz Hajam at Sangus Kulgam.

In Shopian district, the sleuths of NIA searched the residential houses of Showkat Ganie, son of Ghulam Mohammad Haji at Khurampora and Mudasir Rehman, son of Abdul Rehman Khan at Killora Malikgund.

In Anantnag district, a BSc student identified as Ulfat Jan, daughter of Mohammad Ayoub Pathan, a resident of Chatergul has been apprehended and questioned by the sleuths of NIA. The residential house of Umar Iqbal Haji, son of Mohammad Iqbal Haji at Khiram Anantnag was also searched by the agency.

The raids are being conducted at two locations in Poonch and one location in Rajouri districts of Jammu division.

The raids were pertaining to the criminal conspiracy hatched by the militant groups operating under various pseudo names, at the behest of their Pakistani commanders/handlers, the news agency reported.