Today, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided multiple locations across Jammu and Kashmir as part of its crackdown on the proscribed Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in a terror funding case.
NIA teams swooped down on the premises of various suspects at five locations in Srinagar, three in Budgam, two in Kulgam, one in Anantnag and four in Jammu. Incriminating documents and digital devices connected with the activities of JeI and its related Trusts in J&K were seized during the extensive searches, which also led to the recovery of over Rs 20 lakhs in cash.
NIA team led by SP Parshotam kumar among other teams of NIA along with Magistrate raided the house of-
1. Khalid Latif S/o Abdul Latif R/o H/no 196 Gujjar nagar Jammu.
2. Abid-ur- Rehman S/O Gulam Nabi Fareedabadi R/O Ibrahim Masjid Rajinder Bazar Residency Road Jammu (Chairman of Islamic Model High School Gujjar Nagar) 7889630853 @ Tippu Shahidi chowk Jammu & Owner of Islamic Model High school. In Case FIR no. RC- 03/2021/NIA/DELHI U/S 120-B,124A IPC,10,13,39,UAPA.
NIA picked Abdul Razak S/O Mohd Akram R/O Dhram Kot Billawar (Imam of Masjid ibrahim rajinder Bazar jammu) for questioning and seized cash Rs 464500 . And two mobile, one of his wife Namely Naveeda Akhter 7006974478 along with land documents/ Bank accounts.
Moreover Khalid Latif cashier was also called for questioning at around 1200/1230 hrs at NIA office along with his mobile including his Land/Property papers were also seized by NIA during raid. Raid ended peacefully.
NIA investigations in the case, registered on February 5, 2021, have so far revealed that JeI and its members have continued to promote terrorist and secessionist activities in J&K even after the outfit was proscribed under UA(P) Act in February 2019.
“Operatives of the banned organisation had been collecting funds through donations from within India and abroad,” NIA said.
As per NIA investigations, the funds were collected mainly in the form of Zakat, Mowda and Bait-ul-Mal, purported to promote charity and other welfare activities, such as health and education, but were instead being used for carrying out violent and secessionist activities.
It was further found that the funds raised by JeI were also being channelled to other proscribed terrorist organisations, such as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) etc, through well organised networks of JeI cadres. JeI was also engaged in motivating impressionable youth and recruiting new members (Rukuns) in J&K to further its nefarious and secessionist activities.
NIA had earlier chargesheeted four accused persons in the case, in which investigations are continuing.