Jammu and Kashmir: NIA carries out raids on separatists including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out searches on separatists in the Kashmir valley including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a terror funding case, officials said.

The NIA sleuths accompanied by local police and CRPF personnel carried out searches at several places across the valley.

Among those whose houses were searched – Nayeem Geelani, son of pro-Pakistan separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, JKLF leader Yaseen Malik, Shabir Shah, Ashraf Sehrai and Zaffar Bhat.

Yaseen Malik has been in detention since Friday while Shabir Shah is in Delhi’s Tihar jail.