Jammu & Kashmir

SIA raids house of Hurriyat leader Yasmeen Raja’s house in Pampore

Armed forces deployment in Pulwama as SIA conducts raids. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Pulwama: State Investigation Agency (SIA) from Jammu raided the house of a Hurriyat leader Yasmeen Raja in Pampore town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Yasmeen Raja, chairperson of Muslim Khawateen Markaz (MKM) and chief of the women’s wing of Hurriyat Conference, resides in Tulbagh area of saffron town Pampore.

Police sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that searches were conducted on the directions of the Court of 3rd Additional Judge Jammu in connection with a case registered at police station Gandhi Nagar last year.

Notably, police last year arrested a former Jammu and Kashmir Minister Jitendra Singh alias Babu Singh in Jammu for an alleged Hawala money case.

Police sources said that the searches were conducted at the house of Yasmeena Raja regarding the case involving Babu Singh and in this regard, a formal FIR vide number 73/2022 under sections 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 38, 39, 40 UAP 120B, 121 stands registered at Police Station Gandhi Nagar Jammu.

They said that two cell phones of Yasmeen Raja were seized by SIA Jammu in the presence of witnesses. [KNT]

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