Terror Funding: NIA Raids Syed Salahuddin’s Residence

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Srinagar: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided the residence of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin at Soibugh in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.The NIA officials also reportedly seized some documents from the residence of the Hizbul chief and then departed from the scene.

NIA carried out the raids in connection with its ongoing probe into the alleged funding of the Kashmiri separatists from across the border. Today’s raids come a day after Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid Yousuf, who was arrested in a 2011 terror funding case, admitted his link with a Pakistan-based militant organisation.

During his interrogation by the NIA, Yousuf admitted receiving hawala money from terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. “During the questioning, Yousuf admitted having received funds from cadres of Hizbul Mujahideen on the direction of his father Syed Salahuddin,” an NIA official was quoted to the agency.

“This was done to foment terrorist activities in the valley. He revealed names of his associates abroad associated with the Hizbul and involved in raising, collecting and transferring funds from abroad to India. The same is being further verified & investigated,” the official added.

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