NGO funding case: NIA conducts searches in J&K for 2nd day

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SRINAGAR:

The National Investigation Agency

(NIA) continued with its operation against a number of NGOs and trusts for the second consecutive day on Thursday, conducting searches at six locations in Jammu and Kashmir and two in Delhi.
According to an NIA spokesperson, these searches were in connection with a case related to NGOs and trusts allegedly diverting funds meant for charitable activities to secessionist and separatist activities in J&K.
NIA sleuths conducted searches at premises of JK

Yateem

Foundation in Srinagar and

Kulgam

, Salvation Movement in Srinagar, Jammu and

Kashmir Voice of Victims in Baramulla

, Falah-e-Aam Trust in

Budgam, Human Welfare Foundation

offices in Delhi and Anantnag and Charity Alliance in Delhi.
“These searches were in continuation of Wednesday's operations. The case was registered on October 8, under Sections 120B, 124A of IPC and Sections 17, 18, 22A, 22C, 38, 39 and 40 of UAPA as per the directions of MHA. The ministry had received credible information that certain NGOs and trusts are collecting funds domestically and abroad through donations and business contributions in the name of welfare activities such as public health and education,” said an NIA spokesperson.
“These funds are sent to J&K through various channels like hawala and cash couriers. Several incriminating documents and electronic devices have been seized during searches,” the spokesperson added.

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