JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

NIA raids Hurriyat leader Aga Hassan's residence in Budgam

Among those whose premises were searched include separatist leaders Ghulam Nabi Sumji and Syed Aga Hassan Budgami, both close to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.

Earlier today, NIA raided Hurriyat leader Aga Hassan's residence in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam.

The NIA has arrested seven people in the case of alleged funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley to fuel unrest there. The J&K police and the CRPF have laid siege around these locations to facilitate smooth raids, the official sources said.

On Wednesday NIA conducted several raids at the houses of businessmen in Srinagar and New Delhi.

Hurriyat (M) spokesman condemned the arrest of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik terming it as the ultimate form of state repression and political vendetta. The arrest took place just one day after the separatist leaders had announced that the group will hold a protest march on September 9 to NIA headquarters in Delhi. The seized documents reportedly contain details of Watali's financial transactions which can significantly strengthen NIA's case against Watali.

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Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate is likely to register a money laundering case against some separatist leaders facing investigation by the NIA on charges of receiving terror funding from across the border to stoke unrest in the valley.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman and Separatist Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik was arrested in Srinagar on Thursday, a day after he, along with two other top separatist leaders Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, threatened to stage a sit-in outside National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters in New Delhi.

After the NIA summoned Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) president Mian Abdul Qayoom to Delhi, the association on Thursday wrote an open letter to the Chief Justice of India.

The raids come a day after the NIA arrested two persons, including a freelance photo-journalist, who allegedly indulged in stone-pelting and mobilising support against the security personnel through social media.

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