According to a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the banned terror group Jamaat-e-Islami (JeL) used donations collected for Zakat, Mowda, and Bait-ul-Mal to promote violent and separatist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

One of the accused, Javaid Ahmad Lone, was accused of seeking cash and organizing meetings in the name of the terrorist organization in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the charge sheet submitted against four JeL terrorists.

According to the charge sheet, Javaid delivered “hateful anti-India statements and exhorted individuals to donate according to their standing” during these meetings.

Javaid and another terrorist, Aadil Ahmad Lone, were charged with obtaining rifles and ammunition with “ulterior motivations” from their co-accused.

On Thursday, the NIA filed a charge sheet in a special NIA court in Delhi against Javaid alias Shalabughi, Aadil, Manzoor Ahmad Dar, and Rameez Ahmad Kondu, all of whom are residents of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Even after the JeL Jammu and Kashmir was declared an unlawful group on February 28, 2019, a case was filed against its members and cadres for their involvement in separatist and secessionist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

The charge sheet states, “They had been collecting monies domestically and from abroad through donations, mainly in the form of Zakat, Mowda, and Bait-ul-Mal, supposedly to enhance charity and other welfare programmes but had instead utilized it to incite violent and separatist acts.”

On February 5 of last year, the NIA filed a case suo moto.