August 16, 2017
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted fresh searches at 12 locations in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its probe into whether the funding of separatists from Pakistani terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was being used to fuel violence in the valley.
The searches, which the central agency termed as follow-up action, were carried out in Srinagar, Baramulla, and Handwara.
Those raided on Wednesday included a Srinagar-based advocate Mohammed Shafi Reshi and three relatives of prominent businessman Zahoor Watali, whose premises were searched in the first round of raids.
“We suspect financial links between the separatists and those raided on Wednesday,” said Alok Mittal, inspector general of NIA.