National Investigation Agency (NIA) today raided the residence of Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin at Soibugh in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The raid took place at around 7 am. The NIA sleuths also recovered documents from the residence of the Hizbul chief. The officials left soon after the recovery of the documents.
The raid comes two days after Salahuddin's son in connection with the 2011 terror funding case.
Arrest was carried out a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced Centre's decision to start a dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir.
In June this year, Salahuddin was designated as a by the US government. That announcement came just hours ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC.
"Under Salahuddin's tenure as senior Hizbuld leader, the Hizbul has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people," the US State Department had then said.
Despite being designated a global terrorist, Salahuddin seems to be which in turn seems to be undeterred by US sanctions on the terror mastermind.