NIA sleuths wrap up Kashmir visit -
NIA sleuths wrap up Kashmir visit
Posted 09 Jun 2017 12:30 PM

The technical wing of the National Investigation Agency, probing the alleged Hawala trail in J&K, will be scrutinizing electronic gadgets and other material seized by its sleuths during raids across Kashmir. The investigating agency wrapped up its week-long stay in the Valley on Wednesday.

“The material seized during raids will be scrutinized by our technical wing,” a senior NIA official told Greater Kashmir. “Most of electronic gadgets that include cellphones have not been scrutinized yet. After scrutiny of these devices and equipment, some people will be summoned for questioning to New Delhi.”

He said he NIA team is back in New Delhi.

Pertinently, the NIA team comprising 25 sleuths had arrived in the Valley last week. They carried out at raids at several locations including houses of some middle-rung separatist leaders. They also raided the houses of some traders involved in cross LoC trade.

During the course of searches, the probe agency had said it seized cash worth lakhs, besides currencies of Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabia and letterheads of some militant outfits.

Meanwhile, the NIA has roped in government's cyber security arm to analyse various electronic evidences, collected during its recent raids on separatists and businessmen in the Kashmir to check funding.

Official sources said 22 laptops and computers, 100 mobiles and nearly 200 pen drives and memory sticks have been sent to the Computer Emergency Response Team- India (CERT-IN) for creating a mirror copy or backup files.

The CERT-IN will also provide other technical details related to the data in the devices sent to it, they said. The central probe agency has asked CERT-IN to look for deleted material in the electronic gadgets seized during the raids, the sources said.

The NIA will intensify its investigation after receiving the report from the cyber organisation, they said.

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