NIA raids multiple locations in Srinagar; all associated with cross-LoC trade
The National Investigation Agency on Thursday morning conducted raids in different areas of Srinagar city, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
Unidentified official sources told the agency 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. The agency reported that all are associated with cross-LOC trade.
Earlier, as per reports NIA and Enforcement Directorate (ED) have arrested about 30 traders and pro-freedom activists in connection with militancy funding.
The cross-LoC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (PaK), was stopped by the Centre in March 2019. Searches were going on when the report was filed. (KNO)