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NIA raids multiple locations linked to Kashmir Jamaat-e-Islami activists

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday conducted simultaneous raids on the premises of Jammu and Kashmir Jamaat-e-Islami activists over a dozen places across Jammu and Kashmir as part of its probe into their alleged support and funding of terror activities in the Union Territory.

According to Indian Express, the searches at the residential premises of Kashmir Jamaat-e-Islami activists started during the early hours of Saturday, and are in progress.

The raids were conducted in Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, and Rajouri districts in the Jammu division, besides a number of places in Kashmir, including Anantnag and Shopian districts. A senior DIG and a team from Delhi had flown to Srinagar before the raids, India Today reported.

Official sources said that in Srinagar searches are being carried out at the residence of Gazi Moin-ul Islam, a resident of Soura and Falah-e-Aam Trust Nowgam, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat son of Mohammad Jaffar Bhat at present HIG Colony Bemina, Bashir Ahmad Lone at Harwan and Faheem Ramzan at Lal Bazar, according to a report by Greater Kashmir.

NIA official said in Anantnag residential houses of Mushtaq Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Hassan Wani, Nazir Ahmad Raina son of Ghulam Rasool Raina, both residents of Lohersenzi are of Kokernag, Farooq Ahmad Khan son of Mohammad Yaqoob Khan, a resident of Sundbrbare Kokernag, Aftaq Ahmad Mir resident of Badoora Achabal and Ahmadullah Parrey resident of Khiram Bijbehara.

The case was registered by the NIA against Jamaat activists and office bearers early this year, for allegedly supporting terror activities at the behest of Pakistan. The organisation was banned by the central government in 2019.

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