NIA conducts raids in J&K, Punjab in narco-terror case

NIA sleuths are carrying out searches since morning in Kashmir’s Kathua and in Punjab’s Tarn Taran, Ferozpur and Amritsar, said a source in the agency.

New Delhi | Updated: 24 December, 2022 12:57 pm IST
NIA headquarters in Delhi (TNI photo By Amit Rawat)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out searches at several locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab in connection with a case related to cross-border narcotics terrorism.

NIA sleuths are carrying out searches since morning in Kashmir’s Kathua and in Punjab’s Tarn Taran, Ferozpur and Amritsar, said a source in the agency.

The action comes days after the NIA received inputs about the involvement of Kathua-based Sartaj Singh in in the narco-terror case.

According to the inputs, Singh had deep connections with the people in Punjab.

The NIA had registered a case of narcotics terrorism and illegal cross-border drug trade alleging that the money which was being warned after the sale and smuggling of drugs was utilized for terror activities.

The agency had earlier detained several people in connection with the case.

(This is a developing story)

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