Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) continued raids in connection with the terror- funding in the Kashmir valley, where about a dozen separatists’ leaders and businessmen have already been arrested.
The NIA conducted similar search operation at several places in the houses of businessmen on Wednesday in the Kashmir valley and Delhi.
Official sources said that personnel of NIA on Thursday raided the house of senior leader of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) Aga Syed Hassan at Badgam in the central Kashmir.
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The entire area was sealed by CRPF and state police personnel early this morning. All roads leading to the house of Aga Hassan, a Shia leader, were closed before the NIA personnel arrived there.
The search operation was going on when the reports last came in, they said, adding that details are awaited.
The NIA raid on HC leader came after chairmen of both the factions of the Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik announced to court arrest before the NIA headquarters at New Delhi on September 9 in protest against the what they alleged harassment of separatist leaders, traders and others by the investigating agency.