Srinagar: In connection with a terror funding probe, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out multiple raids in Kashmir, including the main office of widely circulated daily Greater Kashmir and the house of human rights activist Khurram Parvez.
These entities were receiving money from undisclosed donors which was then being used to fund terror activities, according to an NIA release. NIA conducted raids in 10 locations in Kashmir, including one Bandipora in north Kashmir and another in Bengaluru.
In a statement, NIA said, “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.”
Several incriminating documents and electronic devices have been seized, an NIA spokesperson said. The agency was assisted by the local police and paramilitary personnel in carrying out the raids.