J&K: NIA Raids Multiple Locations Related To NGO Terror Funding Case
1 August, 2023 | Anupam Shrivastava
On Tuesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out extensive searches in four districts of the Valley in connection with the NGO terror funding case. The searches were related to raisi...
On Tuesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out extensive searches in four districts of the Valley in connection with the NGO terror funding case. The searches were related to raising funds for sponsoring terrorist activities.
The raids were conducted at seven locations in Srinagar, Budgam, Kupwara, and Pulwama districts, targeting Trusts and individuals associated with the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS), an NGO involved in raising funds for banned terrorist organizations. The NIA also conducted raids at locations linked to the NGO’s Programme Coordinator Khurram Parvej and his associate, Irfan Mehraj, both of whom were arrested by the NIA in March this year. Investigations revealed their role in raising funds for JKCCS from foreign charities and using these funds to fuel trouble and terror in Jammu and Kashmir.
Further investigations revealed that the JKCCS NGO and the arrested individuals were actively engaged in instigating and funding stone-pelting in an organized manner in the Valley. They were found to be collaborating with various banned terrorist organizations operating in Jammu and Kashmir.
During the searches, the NIA seized several digital devices and incriminating documents related to financial transactions in the case registered by the NIA on October 8, 2020. The case pertains to the activities of certain NGOs, trusts, societies, and organizations involved in collecting funds domestically and abroad and transferring them to separatist and terrorist organizations to sustain terrorist and secessionist activities in Kashmir.
Earlier, the NIA had conducted searches at 23 locations in this case in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Bengaluru.