NIA searches 10 places in Kashmir, one in Bengaluru

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted searches at one place in Bengaluru and 10 premises in Kashmir, including the office of daily Greater Kashmir, houses of two human rights activists and a journalist, in a case pertaining to “raising funds and using it for carrying out secessionist and separatist activities”. An NIA spokes man said that 10 searches took place in "Srinagar and Bandipora", and at "Thanisandra in Bengaluru".

“These searches were made in connection with a case pertaining to certain so-called non-governmental organisations [NGOs] and Trusts raising funds in India and abroad in the name of charitable activities and then using those funds for carrying out secessionist and separatist activities in J&K”, the spokesman said.