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Srinagar: NIA raids house of prominent businessman in Lal Bazar

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday raided the house of a prominent businessman in Lal Bazaar area of this capital city.

An NIA team this morning appeared at Lal Bazaar residence of businessman Fayaz Ahmad Mir and carried out raids in connection with a terror funding case, ANI reported.

NIA team was assisted by the local police, Kashmir Reader reported.

Further details awaited.

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NIA has been conducting raids in Kashmir and parts of India in connection with the ‘alleged terror funding’ case in which many Hurriyat leaders are being held in judicial custody in Tihar since last year. Many businessmen and journalists were also summoned by the NIA in connection with the ‘funding case’.

In March, Kamran Yousuf, who spent six months in custody, was granted bail the NIA special court. Recently, Businessman Zahoor Watali’s bail was stayed by the The Supreme Court of India.

Watali was arrested on August 17, 2017, and was charge-sheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on January 18 along with Pakistan-based Hafiz Saeed, Syed Salahuddin, seven Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders and others in the case of alleged terror funding in the Kashmir Valley.

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