NIA conducts searches at 9 locations in IIOJK

Srinagar, October 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said that it conducted searches at multiple locations in Kashmir valley and Jammu region.

The NIA spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the personnel of NIA along with Indian paramilitary forces and police conducted searches at nine locations in Poonch district at the premises of the LoC traders in relation to a case registered in 2016.

“The case was registered on December 09, 2016 by NIA under Section 17 of the Unlawful Activities (prevention) Act, 1967. The LoC trade, started in the year 2008 as a part of confidence-building, was based on barter system and third party origin goods were not allowed. The instant case is related to the large scale transfer of funds from Pakistan to India through the import of California Almonds (badam-giri) and other items via the cross LoC Trade Facilitation Centres (TFCs) located at Salamabad, Uri, district Baramulla and Chakkan-Da-Bag, District Poonch,” the NIA spokesman claimed.

He further alleged that investigation into the case revealed that some of the traders, having excess imports, were channeling the surplus profit generated to pro-freedom organizations. “During the searches conducted today, documents, digital devices and other incriminating materials have been recovered from the premises of the suspects,” the NIA spokesman claimed.