On Thursday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), conducted raids at multiple locations within Jammu and Kashmir as part of a massive crackdown on terror financing and cross LoC (Line of Control).
The NIA and Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) carried out the joint operation.
As part of the crackdown against terror in North Kashmir, a joint team led by NIA conducted searches at other locations within Srinagar.
This is a day after the NIA raided four places in Union Territory, including three locations located in Baramulla, and one in Handwara districts in the cross LoC Trade/terror financing case.
The raids took place at the residences of cross LoC traders and other connected people. The NIA claimed to have seized digital equipment and incriminating papers during the searches.
This case involves the generation of additional profit through a cross LoC Trade mechanism between Jammu Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The funds were used to foment terrorist activity in Jammu Kashmir.
Trade facilitation centres (TFCs), located at Salamabad and Uri in Baramulla Districts and Chakan-da-Bagh, Poonch Districts, were used to initiate the trade.
The trade was suspended in April 2019. The case was suo-moto registered by NIA on December 16, 2016.