NIA raids in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag in connection with terror funding case; 6 arrested

A day after three militants were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday raided various locations in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district in connection with a terror funding case, reported news agency ANI.

The NIA also arrested five persons during raids at four locations in Anantnag, while one was has been arrested in Srinagar, reported ANI.

The NIA is currently conducting raids at multiple locations in Kashmir related to a terror funding case.

This comes a day after eleven employees of the Jammu and Kashmir government were sacked for terror links. Among those dismissed were two sons of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen founder Syed Salahudin. On Saturday, a Delhi Court ordered the framing of charges against four alleged Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists observing prima facie material against them for receiving funds from Pakistan to plot terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Court had ordered framing of charges under various charges dealing with criminal conspiracy, waging war against the country, and under provisions of UAPA. Special Judge Parveen Singh, in his order, observed that the terror outfit had formed a frontal organization Jammu Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust (JKART), which purpose was to fund terror activities. The trust and mainly to provide funds for the terrorists and their families.

(With inputs from ANI)

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