NIA Searches Four Locations In North Kashmir

National Investigation Agency (NIA) | File Photo

Srinagar– The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at four places in North Kashmir on Wednesday in connection with a case related to cross-LoC trade and militant financing, an official said.

The searches were conducted at three locations in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and one in Handwara in Kupwara district, a spokesperson of the NIA said.

The spokesperson said the case pertains to generation of additional profits through trade across the Line of Control (LoC) between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir (PcK) and using the proceeds for fomenting militant activities in the Union territory.

The case was registered on December 16, 2016.

The cross-LoC trade started in 2008 via two trade facilitation centres in Baramulla and Poonch.

The trade has been suspended since April 2019.

The spokesperson said digital devices along with incriminating documents have been seized during the searches in Baramulla and Kupwara districts.

“Further investigation in the case continues,” the spokesperson said.

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