New Delhi/Srinagar: Pak-Backed NGOs Under Scanner as NIA Raids Residence 8 Locations. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday continued raids in Kashmir and national capital in connection with a case related to NGOs and trusts raising funds in India and abroad for charitable activities, but allegedly diverting them to ‘secessionist and separatist activities’ in Jammu and Kashmir.
The central agency had carried out raids across the Valley and in one in Bangalore on October 28 reported that it is being learned that the NIA has registered a fresh case in connection to Pakistan funding certain NGOs and individuals based in Kashmir. The NIA has claimed that the particular NGOs are funding subversive activities and have direct links to individuals who are involved in fomenting terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Today, the NIA conducted raids in Delhi also. The NIA has claimed that there is evidence that a certain set of individuals are receiving money from Pakistan and recruiting individuals for terror-related activities. The raids are in connection with a fresh case other than the terror funding case. This case is related to some NGOs allegedly receiving funds from Pakistan to create trouble in the Valley. the NIA sleuths along with Delhi Police officials raided the residence of former Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) chairman Zafarul Islam Khan today morning. Earlier in May, an FIR was filed against Khan after he posted an inflammatory article on April 28 praising controversial Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) founder Zakir Khan. Since then, Delhi Police have questioned him several times.
The NIA raided nine locations of six NGOs and trusts in Srinagar and Delhi today. They are Falah-e-Aam Trust, Charity Alliance, Human Welfare Foundation, JK Yateem Foundation, Salvation Movement, J-K Voice of Victims.
The NIA registered a case under various sections of the IPC and the UAPA on October 8. As per officials, the premier terror probe agency filed the case after receiving “credible information that certain NGOs and Trusts are collecting funds domestically and abroad through so-called donations and business contributions” and then using them to fund terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.