On 26.02.2019, NIA carried out searches at 07 locations in Srinagar in connection with investigation of J&K Funding case. These included premises belonging to top separatist leaders namely Yasin Malik, Chairman JKLF, Shabbir Shah, President JKDFP, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman Awami Action Committee, Mohammad Ashraf Khan Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat,Masarat Alam, General Secretary APHC, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Chairman JKSM and Naseem Geelani, son of Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani. NIA teams were accompanied by CRPF and Jammu & Kashmir Police personnel.
During the searches, NIA teams recovered incriminating documents including property papers, financial transactions receipts and bank account details. Electronic devices including laptops, e-tablets, mobile phones, pen drives, communication system and DVRs were also seized during the searches. Significantly, letter heads of different militant organisations as well as documents relating to recommendations for visa for admission in Pakistan Educational Institutions were found.
A high tech internet communication set up was also recovered from the residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.