NIA raids continue in Srinagar, Delhi in terror funding case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday continued searches at nine locations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar and Delhi.

The raids are being held in connection with a case pertaining to NGOs and trusts raising funds meant for charitable activities and then using those funds for carrying out secessionist and terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

Offices of Falah-e-Aam Trust, Human Welfare Foundation, Charity Alliance, J&K Yateem Foundation, Salvation Movement and J&K Voice of Victims (JKVoV) are being raided by the NIA.

On Wednesday, the NIA searched 10 locations in Srinagar including the homes and offices of Khurram Parvez, coordinator of J&K Coalition of Civil Society. The anti-terror probe agency sleuths also searched one location in Bengaluru.

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti yesterday targeted the Central government over National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids at multiple locations in Srinagar, Bandipora.

Mufti called NIA a pet agency of BJP to intimidate and browbeat those who refuse to fall in line.

“NIA raids on human rights activist Khurram Parvez & Greater Kashmir office in Srinagar is yet another example of GOIs vicious crackdown on freedom of expression & dissent. Sadly, NIA has become BJPs pet agency to intimidate & browbeat those who refuse to fall in line,” she tweeted.