NIA raids NGOs, trusts in Srinagar, Delhi

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NEW DELHI: A day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at ten different locations in J&K and Bengaluru, it carried out six more raids in Jammu&Kashmir and Delhi on Thursday.
The raids are being carried out in connection with a case pertaining to certain 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 Jammu and Kashmir.
Today's raids were conducted on six NGOs and trusts — Falah-e-Aam Trust, Charity Alliance, Human Welfare Foundation, JK Yateem Foundation, Salvation Movement and J&K Voice of Victims (JKVoV).
Those whose premises were searched on Wednesday included 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 ( APDPK) and offices of NGO Athrout and GK Trust, the statement read.
This case was registered by NIA on 8/10/2020 under sections 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 statement read.
Several incriminating documents and electronic devices have been seized. Further investigation in the case is continued, it added.
(With inputs from agencies)

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