On Tuesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at seven locations in Jammu and Kashmir. As per official sources, the houses of separatists like Mirwaiz Umer Farooq were investigated by the NIA in connection with a case related to funding to terrorists and separatists group.
After discovering a “high-tech internet communication setup” from the residence of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, they visited his house said, the agency official.
Letterheads of terrorist groups and visa recommendation letters for admission in Pakistan-based educational institutions from several locations were also recovered after the searching.
CRPF personnel and local police accompanied with the NIA team in the investigation to the houses of some of the separatist leaders including the Mirwaiz, Naseem Geelani, son of pro-Pakistan separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and chairman of Tehrek-e-Hurriyat Ashraf Sehrai, they said.
The spokesperson of NIA stated that “During the searches, NIA teams recovered incriminating documents including property papers, financial transactions receipts, and bank account details. Electronic devices including laptops, e-tablets, mobile phones, pen drives, communication system, and DVRs were also seized during the searches.”
“A high-tech internet communication setup was also recovered from the residence of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq,” he added.
The spokesperson further said, “The searched premises included those belonging to top separatist leaders namely Yaseen Malik, Chairman JKLF, Shabir Shah, President JKDFP, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Chairman Awami Action Committee, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Masarat Alam, General Secretary APHC, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Chairman JKSM and Naseem Geelani, son of Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani.”
The NIA is trying to identify the key persons behind helping the terrorists by giving them funds and also trying to identify those who showered stones on security forces, burnt down schools besides damaging government property.

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