Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA), Tuesday conducted raids at multiple locations of J&K and arrested one person in case related to suspected funding activities of Al-Huda Educational Trust (AHET), Rajouri, J&K.
An NIA spokesman in a statement said that the investigating agency conducted searches at 18 locations in Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu, Srinagar, Bandipora, Shopian, Pulwama and Budgam districts of UT of J&K and arrested Muhammad Ameer Shamshi r/o Rajouri, J&K in the case related to criminal activities of AHET, Rajouri, J&K.
“Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI)J&K, after being declared as an ‘unlawful association’ under UA(P)Act, has been continuing its activities through its frontal organisations. One such organisation is Al Huda Educational Trust( AHET) of district Rajouri. AHUT has been found raising funds through various means, including donations, hawala etc purportedly for charitable purposes, but are instead using these funds to radicalise and incite the youth of J&K for unlawful activities and disrupt the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India. NIA had suo-moto registered the case on 03.09.2022,” the NIA statement read.
It said that the investigations have revealed that arrested accused Md. Ameer Shamshi is the Chairperson (Nizam-e-ala) of AHET and acts on the directions of the Chief Patron of the Trust. Investigations have also revealed that the ex-officio Chief Patron of AHET is the Ameer-e-Jamaat, JeI (J&K). The trust has continued to raising funds even after the declaration of JEI, J&K as an ‘unlawful association’. Suspect links with other NGOs and trusts operating in the Kashmir valley have also emerged during investigations.
“During the searches conducted, several mobile devices and documents related to funding, properties etc have been seized,” the statement said, adding that further investigation in the case is on—(KNO)