Srinagar, Apr 26: The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted raids at an NGO office of jailed Khurram Parvaiz in central Kashmir’s Budgam district in connection with terror-funding cases, officials said.
A NIA official said they conducted searches at the NGO office in Budgam at Dandoosa Budgam. Some documents have been seized during searches. They were accompanied by police and CRPF personnel.The raids are being conducted as part of the probe agency's investigation into terror funding, he said.
Parvez, the programme coordinator of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), was arrested for alleged anti-national activities. The activist was chargesheeted along with six others on May 13 last year.
As per NIA, the case relates to the terror funding of proscribed terrorist organisations, such as Lashkar-e-Toiba( LeT) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, by certain NGOs, Trusts and societies based in the Valley.
"Investigations have revealed that Parvez and his associates raised funds to support individuals who were involved in pelting stones at security forces personnel and also motivated others to extend similar support, said the anti-terror agency," he said.
The NIA spokesman said these trusts and societies, which have been under investigation, have utilised the funds raised by them to publish anti-national and incriminating material to cause hatred and disaffection towards the Government of India.
He said investigation revealed that the JKCCS was funding terror activities in the valley and had also been in the propagation of a secessionist agenda in the Valley under the garb of protection of human rights.
"The involvement of some Valley-based NGOs, Trusts, and Societies in funding of terror-related activities is being probed in this case," he said.
NIA also alleged that some of these organizations have developed links with proscribed terrorist organizations, such as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), etc.
Earlier on March 20 arrested Irfan Mehraj from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir in the case. He is a close associate of Parvez and was working with his organization, JKCCS. The agency said the action was taken following comprehensive investigations into the NGO Terror funding case.