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NIA raids ancestral home of Devender Singh Behal

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday raided the ancestral home of Jammu and Kashmir advocate Devender Singh Behal, who was arrested here a day earlier over his alleged links with Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Behal’s ancestral house is located in Nowshera town in Rajouri district.
As part of its crackdown on Kashmiri separatist leaders for their alleged involvement in funding subversive activities, the NIA on Sunday raided Behal’s home in Bakshi Nagar in Jammu and took him into custody.
Behal is Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum (JKSPF).
Four mobile phones, a tablet, electronic devices and financial documents were recovered during the search operation on Sunday.
The NIA said Behal was a member of the legal cell of the Geelani-led Hurriyat.
According to the agency, it was investigating Behal’s role “as a courier as he is suspected to be involved in routing funds to the separatist leaders”.

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