7 locations raided in Valley, 1 in Delhi
The National Investigative Agency (NIA) Thursday continued its raids in Kashmir for the second consecutive day with a case related to ‘NGOs and Trusts’ for allegedly diverting funds meant for charitable activities to “secessionist and separatist activities” in the region.
As per an NIA official, the agency conducted searches at seven locations in Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag, and Kulgam districts.
As per NIA, searches were carried in several NGOs and Trusts in the region including offices of J&K Yateem Foundation at Srinagar and Kulgam, the Salvation Movement at Srinagar run by Zafar Akbar Bhat, and Human Welfare Foundation at Delhi and Anantnag.
“The searches were also carried at the Jammu and Kashmir Voice of Victims at Baramulla run by Abdul Qadeer, Falah-e- Aam Trust at Budgam run by G M Bhat and Charity Alliance at Delhi run by Zafar-ul-Islam,” it said.
Raids at six NGO offices and Trusts were also conducted in New Delhi.
Former Delhi Minorities Commission Chairman, Zafarul Islam Khan was among those being raided by the agency on Thursday.
“Several incriminating documents and electronic devices have been seized during searches. Further investigation in the case continued,” the NIA statement reads.
On Wednesday, the NIA conducted searches at 10 locations in Srinagar and Bandipora and at one location in Bangalore in connection with the case.
The office of Greater Kashmir newspaper and the residence of rights activist Khurram Parvaiz in Sonwar were also among the places raided by the agency.
The offices of Srinagar-based NGO Athrout were also raided and a case to probe into its fund-raising activities was registered.