NIA conducts searches at 10 locations in Kashmir

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National Investigating Agency (NIA)

SRINAGAR — National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that it conducted searches at 10 locations in Srinagar and Bandipora in the case pertaining to “so-called NGOs and Trusts raising funds in India and abroad in the name of charitable activities and then using the same funds for secessionist and separatist activities in J&K.”

NIA official said that today, it conducted searches at 10 locations in Srinagar and Bandipora (J&K) and one location in Bangalore in connection with a case pertaining to “certain so-called NGOs and Trusts raising funds in India and abroad in the name of charitable activities and then using those funds for carrying out secessionist and separatist activities in J&K.”

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“This case was registered by NIA on 8/10/2020 U/S 120B, 124 A IPC and Sections 17, 18, 22A, 22C, 38, 39 and 40 UA(P)A, 1967 on receipt of credible information that certain NGOs and Trusts are collecting funds domestically and abroad through so-called donations and business contributions etc. and are then utilizing these funds for secessionist and terrorist activities in J&K,” the NIA official said.

He said that those whose premises have been searched include the residence and office of Khurram Parvez (Co-ordinator of J&K Coalition of Civil Society), his associates viz. Parvez Ahmad Bukhari, Parvez Ahmad Matta and Bengaluru-based associate viz. Swati Sheshadri; Ms. Parveena Ahanger, Chairperson of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and offices of NGO Athrout and GK Trust.

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“Several incriminating documents and electronic devices have been seized. Further investigation in the case is continued,” the official further said.

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