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NIA crackdown in J&K terror funding case, raids at multiple locations, 5 arrested

The arrests come hours after the Jammu and Kashmir administration sacked 11 employees, including Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin's sons Syed Ahmad Shakeel and Shahid Yousuf, for allegedly working as overground workers for terrorist organisations.

NIA crackdown in J&K terror funding case, raids at multiple locations, 5 arrested
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Anantnag, First Published Jul 11, 2021, 10:28 AM IST
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The National Investigation Agency has apprehended five people during raids at four different places in Anantnag, Kashmir. One person was arrested in Srinagar.

The NIA has been conducting raids at various locations in Kashmir in connection with a terror funding case.

The arrests come hours after the Jammu and Kashmir administration sacked 11 employees, including Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin's sons Syed Ahmad Shakeel and Shahid Yousuf, for allegedly working as overground workers for terrorist organisations.

The Saturday crackdown

On Saturday, 11 employees of Jammu Kashmir Police, education, health, power, agriculture and skill development departments, and the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences were terminated.

Among the employees, four are from Anantnag, three from Budgam, and one each from Baramulla, Srinagar, Pulwama and Kupwara districts.

According to NIA officials, Salahuddin's sons were allegedly involved in receiving, collecting and transferring funds through hawala transactions for terror activities of the banned terror outfit.

The other terminated staffers under investigation were alleged to have passed on details of potential targets to terrorists, provided logistical support and harboured them, and were even part of the terror attacks. 

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