Police arrest Yasin Malik, place heads of Hurriyat factions under house arrest


Srinagar- National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted raids at the residences of two Hurriyat-G leaders in connection with funding case.

A team of the agency assisted by state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) carried out a raid at the Badgam residence of Syed Agha Hassan.

The NIA has arrested seven persons in the case of alleged funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley to fuel unrest there. "We will go to the NIA gate to protest", said Malik.

NIA officials recovered fixed deposits worth Rs 1 crore, suspect financial records, property related documents and other incriminating papers, which are being analysed with the help of CAs and income tax department officials.

Qayoom on Wednesday appeared before the NIA in New Delhi.

He said that so-called PDP government which to befool people is trying to portray that as if it knows nothing about NIA terror, is actually acting as an abettor and facilitator to NIA and today my arrest, and the house arresting Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq actually exposes dubious politics of PDP rulers.

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Besides, the NIA team also raided and searched the house of JKLF leader Showkat Ahmad Bakshi.

Zameer Ahman, a close aide of separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on July 25, was quizzed at Gulshan Nagar-Nowgam in Srinagar. It said that raids were conducted at 9 locations in Kashmir and one each in Jammu and Gurugram.

During all these months NIA has been acting like notorious character "Gabber Singh" and this agency has so far not only arrested many resistance leaders and businessmen but ruined business and careers of many people.

"Searches are still continuing and the suspects were questioned about the incriminating recoveries made from them", Mittal said. This arrest came a day after Malik visited the residences of slain Hizbul Mujahideen militants Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and Faizan Muzaffar in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Mittal said that no person has been arrested by the NIA in these raids.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman and Separatist Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik was arrested in Srinagar on Thursday, a day after he, along with two other top separatist leaders Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, threatened to stage a sit-in outside National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters in New Delhi.