Srinagar, Oct 29: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths continued raids for the second day on Thursday at seven locations in the Kashmir valley and two in New Delhi in connection with a case related to Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and trusts allegedly diverting funds meant for charitable activities to “secessionist and separatist activities” in Jammu and Kashmir.
The NIA conducted raids at ten places in the Kashmir valley and Bangalore on Wednesday during which several incriminating documents and electronic devices were seized.
A NIA spokesman said in a statement this evening that in continuation of yesterday’s search operations, NIA conducted searches at seven locations in Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag and Kulgam in the Kashmir valley and two locations in Delhi in connection with the case pertaining to certain NGOs and Trust raising funds in the name of charitable activities and then using those funds for carrying out secessionists and separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said this case as registered by NIA on 8/10/2020 under section 1208 12 A IPC and section 17,18, 22 A, 22C, 38, 39 and 40 UA(P)A, 1967 as per the directions of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on receipt of credible information that certain NGOs and Trusts are collecting funds domestically and abroad through donations and business contributions in the name of various welfare activities such as public health, education. Further these funds are sent to J&K through various channels such as hawala and cash couriers and are used to carry out and sustain secessionists and terrorist activities in J&K.
He said the premises which were searched, included J&K Yateem Foundatin at Srinagar and Kulgam, the Salvation Movement at Srinagar run by Zafar Akbar Bhat, Human Welfare Foundation at Delhi and Anantnag.
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 bun by Zafar ul Islam.
He said several incriminating documents and electronic devices have been seized during the searches and further investigation in the case continued.