NIA conducts searches in eight districts across J-K

National Investigating Agency (NIA)

SRINAGAR — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted raids at multiple locations across Jammu and Kashmir including the residence of rector Darul Uloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora.

The searches were conducted in coordination with the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The searches were conducted at locations in Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu, Srinagar, Pulwama, Budgam, Shopian and Bandipora.

NIA sources revealed that the case is related to the suspicious activities of Al-Huda Educational Trust in the Rajouri district.

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The NIA said that it arrested Mohammad Ameer Shamshi of Rajouri, J&K in the case related to “criminal activities of AHET, Rajouri, J&K.”

The case was reportedly registered suo-motu by the NIA about the funding pattern and activities of Al-Huda Educational Trust, which is functioning as a frontal entity for Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir. The Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir was declared as an ‘unlawful association’ under UAPA in 2019.

The NIA’s multiple teams carried out these searches based on specific inputs.

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As per reports, among the people whose residences were raided by the NIA include renowned religious preacher and rector Darul Uloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora, Moulana Rehamtullah Qasmi and Samam Ahmad Lone, professor at NIT Srinagar.

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