Srinagar, Feb 26:
National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted raids in South
Kashmir’s Pulwama district in connection with the Ban toll plaza encounter
As per reports,
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 Wednesday morning.
conducted a raid at the house of Sameer Ahmad Dar of Gundibagh Kakapora who was
a driver by profession and was arrested during Nagrota encounter. Sameer is the
cousin of slain militant Aadil Ahmad, who carried out a deadly suicide attack
at Lethpora Pulwama in which 40 CRPF men were killed.
The raids are
taking place nearly a month after the NIA started investigating the Nagrota
On January 31,
three militants were killed and a policeman sustained injures in an encounter
after the truck they were travelling in was intercepted by the police at a toll
plaza on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
The driver of the
truck transporting three foreign militants which was intercepted by police at
Nagrota was identified as Sameer Dar, a resident of Pulwama, the cousin of
Pulwama suicide bomber Adil Dar.
workers of militants including the driver and conductor were arrested.
encounter got over a large quantity of arms and ammunition including wireless
sets and US made M4 carbine were recovered from the possession of slain