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NIA team reaches Kashmir to identify persons behind valley violence

The names and other details of these persons are being collected by the team. Officials of different banks are being questioned in this connection. None of them has filed any income tax return which has made the identification task difficult

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 24 Aug 2016 11:53 AM GMT

NIA team reaches Kashmir to identify persons behind valley violence
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Srinagar: A four-member National Investigation Agency (NIA) team reached here on Wednesday to identify persons who received foreign funds to create violence in Jammu and Kashmir which has claimed 70 lives so far. The valley has been witnessing stone-pelting and other violent acts for the last one and a half months.

According to agency sources, about Rs five crores were transferred from some foreign nation to the bank accounts of eight persons in the valley. The figure may be higher than what has been estimated so far The money was sent in instalment of Rs 10,000 each. All these accounts were held in Jammu and Kashmir banks.

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The names and other details of these persons are being collected by the team. Officials of different banks are being questioned in this connection. None of them has filed any income tax return which has made the identification task difficult.

The country from where the money was sent is yet to be identified. However, initial reports suggest that one of the gulf countries could be involved.

A case has been already registered in this connection. Further investigation is on.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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