Terror Funding: NIA questions Devinder Singh Behl in Jammu

Updated On : 30 Jul , 2017 , 03:17 PM
NIA sleuths raiding Devinder Singh Behl residence. (Source: ANI)
NIA sleuths raiding Devinder Singh Behl residence. (Source: ANI)
New Delhi:

The National Investigation Agency on Sunday morning raided several places in Jammu in connection to terror funding.

The investigative sleuths grilled Devinder Singh Behl at his residence over his suspected connection with Separatist elements. Behl is said to be associated with Hurriyat

The NIA is investigating if funds from Pakistan have been used to fuel unrest in the Kashmir Valley that left 100 people dead in 2016.

In the past few weeks, the NIA raided places across Kashmir, New Delhi and Haryana searching for evidence of separatist leaders and businessmen receiving funds from the Jamaat-ud-Dawa group, and other Pakistan-based militant outfits.

Earlier, on July 24, the NIA had arrested seven separatists over money laundering charges, for funding terror in the Kashmir Valley.

The seven arrested have being identified as Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Bitta Karate. The separatist leaders were later sent to 10-days NIA custody.

The NIA first visited Srinagar in May to probe the alleged funding by Pakistan for illegal activities in Kashmir and questioned several separatist leaders on transferring funds via the Hawala route.

First Published : Sunday, July 30, 2017 03:11 PM
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