NIA raids in Kashmir over recovery of 15 pistols in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR — National Investigation Agency (NIA) is carrying out raids at multiple locations in Kashmir Valley in connection with the recovery of 15 pistols at Chanapora here in May this year, officials said on Wednesday.

Official sources, according to the news agency KDC, said that NIA sleuths with the assistance of police and CRPF are carrying out raids in the summer capital Srinagar and south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

In Srinagar, the probing agency raided the residence of Amir Mushtaq Ganie son of Mushtaq Ahmad, resident of Saimoh Tral (presently at Khan Colony Chanapora), Ajlan Altaf Bhat son of Mohammad Altaf Bhat, resident of Butpora Chanpora and Adnan Ahsan-ul-Huq son of Ahsan-ul-Huq of Chanpora.

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If the sources are to be believed, the sleuths of NIA seized one T-shirt, one carpet (Qaleen) and one photo album copy-pasted with militants’ photos from the residences of Amir and Ajlan.

In Pulwama, the raid was carried out in the residential house of Sheeraz Ahmad Mir son of Feroz Ahmad Mir, resident of Parigam, Bashir Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ahsan, resident of Bandzoo, Rameela daughter of Nazir Ahmad Bhat, resident of Malangpora and Tariq Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohi-u-Din, resident of Drabgam Rajpora.

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Few other residential houses are being searched by the sleuths of the central probing agency NIA.

An official, while confirming the raids, said the searches pertain to the recovery of 15 pistols at Chanapora Srinagar on May 23 and Srinagar Police had claimed that militants were planning to carry out hit-and-run cases using pistols. Two TRF militants were claimed to have been arrested on the day by the Srinagar Police.

“The further details regarding recovery of ‘incrementing material’ will be shared later,” he said.

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