NIA raids houses of militants in Pulwama


PULWAMA — National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted raids in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district in connection with the Ban Toll Plaza encounter case.

Sources said that NIA conducted raids at several houses including the residential places of militants. “The house of top Jaish-e-Muhammad commander Zahid Ahmad Wani in Karimabad Pulwama was also raided in this morning,” sources said.

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NIA also conducted raid at the house of Sameer Ahmad Dar of Gundibagh Kakapora who was a driver by profession and was arrested during Nagrota encounter.

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Sameer is cousin of slain militant Aadil Ahmad, who carried out a deadly suicide attack at Lethpora Pulwama in which 40 CRPF men were killed.

Pertinently, three non-local militants were killed during Nagrota encounter while as three persons, who police claim to be Over Ground Workers (OGWs), were also arrested.

A poilce official while confirming the NIA raids at different locations in Pulwama, said that news about the arrest of a person from Drabgam area is totally baseless.

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