NIA raids residence of Hilal Wagay in Awantipora | KNO

'Wagay was arrested in Amritsar on April 26'
NIA raids residence of Hilal Wagay in Awantipora | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 30 (KNO): The National Investigation Agency on Thursday carried out a raid at the residence of man arrested in Amritsar. An official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a team of NIA carried a raid in Nowgam Khandaypora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir's Pulwama district at residence of Hilal Ahmad Wagay arrested on 26 April at Amritsar. The case was taken over by NIA after Hilal was arrested with 29 lakh rupees of Indian currency in Punjab. Punjab Police had also claimed that they have traced inter-state links of Hizbul Mujhahideen chief Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo with the arrest of two accomplices including Ranjit Singh and Iqbal Singh of his close associate, Hilal Ahmed Wagay after which NIA along with teams of Punjab Police and Haryana Police carried out intelligence-based raids in Sirsa, Haryana, officials said. On May 09, National Investigation Agency (NIA) nabbed former Hizbul Mujahideen chief Riyaz Naikoo's aide, Ranjit Singh, from Haryana's Sirsa, the official told KNO NIA said that the investigation found damning evidence against Wagay with the NIA stating that "Pakistan based militant organisations are using narcotic trade to generate funds for militant activities in India. "The proceeds of narcotic trade are transferred to Kashmir valley through Couriers and Hawala channel for militancy  purposes," the NAI said—(KNO)