The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids with the assistance of J&K Police and CRPF in Srinagar, Budgam and other areas in connection with a case linked to militant activities, official sources said on Thursday.
In Srinagar, a NIA team raided the residence of Arsalan Feroz Ahanger, a resident of Zaldagar. Arsalan has been in NIA custody since December.
NIA sleuths also raided the house of Ajaz Ahmad Dar, a resident of Mustafabad Zainakote area of Srinagar outskirts.
Similarly, a team from the premier investigation agency raided the house of Sameer Ahmad Ganie, resident of Bonapora Nowgam and that of a retired government employee Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, a resident of Alnoor Colony at Chanapora in uptown Srinagar.
Ganie is a salesman by profession.
At Bank Colony Baghi Mehtab in Srinagar, NIA searched the house of Zahir Bashir Bhat, who is associated with Shawl business.
Raids were also carried out at Aripathan Budgam, Tulbagh Pampore and some other locations.