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NIA carries out searches in south Kashmir

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New Delhi, Feb 27:  The NIA on Wednesday carried out searches at 11 locations in south Kashmir in connection with cases related to the February 14 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy and funding of separatists and militant groups, according to an official statement.

The houses of Mudassir Ahmad Khan and Sajjad Bhat, active militants of Jaish-e-Mohammed and key accused in the recent suicide attack at Pulwama, were searched, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) statement said.

Also, the residences of active overground workers of JeM in Tral, Awantipora and Pulwama areas of south Kashmir were searched, it said.

Incriminating materials, including diaries containing coded writings, have been seized, the NIA said.

The probe agency said the houses of three separatist leaders of south Kashmir — Mohammad Shaban Dar, Shawkat Maulvi and Yasmine Raza — were also searched in connection with a “terror funding case”.

“Documents related to terror funding, coded messages and Jihadi literature have been seized,” it said.

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