Pulwama terror attack: NIA raids 11 locations in south Kashmir, including homes of JeM members Sajjas Bhat and Mudassir Ahmed Khan

  • The NIA carried out searches at 11 locations in southern Kashmir in connection with cases related to the 14 February Pulwama terror attack

  • The houses of Mudassir Ahmad Khan and Sajjad Bhat, active terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed and key accused in the recent terror attack at Pulwama, were searched

  • In addition, the residences of active overground workers of JeM in Tral, Awantipora and Pulwama areas of south Kashmir were searched

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at 11 locations in southern Kashmir in connection with cases related to the 14 February terror attack on a CRPF convoy and funding of separatists and terror groups, according to an official statement.

 Pulwama terror attack: NIA raids 11 locations in south Kashmir, including homes of JeM members Sajjas Bhat and Mudassir Ahmed Khan

At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a JeM attack in Pulwama on 14 February. PTI

The houses of Mudassir Ahmad Khan and Sajjad Bhat, active terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed and key accused in the terror attack at Pulwama, were searched, the NIA statement said.

In addition, the residences of active overground workers of JeM in Tral, Awantipora and Pulwama areas of south Kashmir were searched, it said.  Incriminating materials, including diaries containing coded writings, have been seized, the NIA said.

The probe agency said the houses of three separatist leaders of south Kashmir — Mohd Shaban Dar, Shawkat Maulvi and Yasmine Raza — were also searched in connection with a terror funding case. Documents related to terror funding, coded messages and Jihadi literature have been seized, it said.

During the searches, NIA teams also recovered a large number of incriminating documents containing details of property and financial transactions, electronic devices, mobile phones, SIM cards etc, it said.

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Updated Date: Feb 27, 2019 18:10:23 IST