Srinagar, Oct 27: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday said that it conducted searches at seven districts of Jammu and Kashmir regarding militancy funding case that included the premises of office bearers and members of Jamaat-e-Islami.
In a statement, the NIA said that it conducted searches at 17 locations in seven districts of J&K that include Anantnag, Kulgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Budgam, Kishtwar and Jammu districts.
“The case was registered by NIA on 05.02.2021 in connection with separatist and secessionist activities of JeI, an unlawful association under the UA(P) Act even after its proscription on 28.02.2019. The members of the organisation have been collecting funds domestically and abroad which are being used for violent and secessionist activities,” the NIA spokesman said, adding that “JeI has also been motivating impressionable youth of Kashmir and recruiting new members (Rukuns) in J&K to participate in disruptive secessionist activities.”
The NIA said that searches conducted today included the premises of office bearers and members of JeI. “During the searches conducted today, various incriminating documents and electronic devices were seized from the premises of the suspects,” the NIA spokesman said.
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