NIA raids 7 locations in Kashmir

New Delhi, Aug 01: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted searches in four districts of the Kashmir Valley in a case related to NGO terror funding.

In a statement, a spokesperson said that extensive raids were conducted at seven locations in Srinagar, Budgam, Kupwara and Pulwama districts, at the premises of trusts and individuals associated with Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS).

The statement reads that raids were also conducted at locations associated with the NGO programme coordinator Khurram Parvej and his associate Irfan Mehraj.

“Both Parvez and Mehraj were arrested by the NIA in March this year after investigations revealed their role in raising funds for the JKCCS from various charities based abroad, and utilising these funds to foment trouble and terror in Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequent investigations revealed that the NGO and the two arrested accused were actively involved in instigating and funding stone-pelting in and organised manner in the Valley. They had been working with various banned terrorist organisations operating in Jammu & Kashmir,” it reads.

The NIA statement reads that “several digital devices and incriminating documents related to financial transactions were seized in today’s searches in the case (RC-37/2020/NIA/DLI) registered suo moto by the NIA on 8th October 2020”.

It added that the case relates to activities of certain NGOs, trusts, societies and organisations involved in collecting funds domestically and abroad, and transferring the same to separatist and terrorist organisations to sustain terrorist and secessionist activities in Kashmir.

“NIA had earlier conducted searches at 23 locations in this case in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Bangalore,” it reads.kno

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