Following Terror Funding Case, NIA Conducts Multiple Raids in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Terror funding case NIA raids 56 locations of banned J&K Jamaat in Srinagar on Sunday, August 08, 2021.(Photo: Nisar Malik /IANS)

Searches were carried out at 56 locations in 14 districts

SRINAGAR – The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday raided 56 places in 14 districts in Jammu and Kashmir following registration of an FIR against prominent members of the banned J&K Jamaat-e-Islami in the terror funding case, officials said.

An NIA spokesperson said that the anti-terror probe agency, along with the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, carried out searches in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, and Rajouri districts.

The official said that the agency had registered a case on the orders of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on February 5 this year relating to separatist and secessionist activities of J&K JeI, an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, following its proscription on February 28, 2019.

The official said that the searches conducted on Sunday included the premises of office-bearers of the proscribed association, its members and also offices of trusts purportedly run by the JeI.

“During the searches, various incriminating documents and electronic devices were seized from the premises of the suspects,” the official said.

Falah-e-Aam trust, owned by the JeM and situated in Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar, has also been raided.

The source said that searches are also being held at the premises of Gul Mohd War, a resident of Manigam Ganderbal and the district head of JeI, Abdul Hamid Bhat, a resident of Gamchipora Batweena, Zahoor Ahmad Reshi, a JeI member and former teacher now running a shop at Safapora, and the premises of Mehrajdin Reshi in Safapora.

The official, however, remained tight-lipped on sharing the names of other people whose premises were searched by the agency.

In recent days, the NIA has carried out searches at different locations in two separate cases and also arrested a few people. – IANS

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