The National Investigation Agency is conducting multiple raids in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terrorist financing case. Officials from the first investigation agency said the searches are in connection with a case related to online radicalization in the Indian subcontinent filed 10 days ago.
“Zak relates to online radicalization. Some links to foreign shores are under investigation,” a senior official told NDTV.
Some individuals have been detained for questioning, the official said.
NIA is assisted by the Intelligence Bureau, RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police in the searches underway in the capital, Srinagar and Anatnag, Baramulla districts in the union territory.
The raid comes a day after 11 Jammu and Kashmir government officials, including two sons of most wanted terrorist Syed Salahuddin, were removed for alleged involvement in terrorist financing activities.
“NIA has tracked terror financing traces from both the individuals involved in raising, receiving, collecting and transferring funds through hawala transactions for Hizbul Mujahideen’s terror activities,” the official said.
The services of the 11 employees have been terminated under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution, under which no investigation is under way. The action was taken in response to a recommendation from a designated commission in the territory of the Union to investigate such cases.
The senior official said four of the 11 employees worked in the Education Department, two in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Department, one in the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and one in the Agriculture, Skills Development, Power and Health Departments. .