Srinagar: At least six NGOs/Trusts across nine locations were raided by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday morning, reports said.
In Srinagar, the four NGOs raided by the NIA are Falah-e-Aam Trust, JK Yateem Foundation, Salvation Movement and J&K Voice of Victims.
Two Delhi-based NGOs — Charity Alliance and Human Welfare Foundation — were also raided.
Former Delhi Minority Commission chief Zafar-ul-Islam Khan’s property has also been raided by the NIA.
Today’s raids are in continuation of the raids conducted by the Agency at ten different locations in Srinagar and Bandipora and one location in Bengaluru on Wednesday morning.
Earlier, NIA carried out raids at human rights activist and J&K Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) coordinator Khurram Parvez’s Sonwar residence, Athrout NGO office at Nawakadal, Greater Kashmir office in Press Enclave, its former executive editor Zahiruddin’s Magarmal Bagh residence, senior journalist Parvaiz Bukhari’s residence at Naaz Colony Pantha Chowk and HB Hilton houseboat at Nehru Park.
A building in Hyderpora Srinagar was also raided. The building is owned by one Ghulam Qadir Malik and used by Association of Parents for Disappeared Persons (APDP) on rent basis.
Raids were also conducted at APDP founding member Parveena Ahanger’s residence and one Parvez Ahmad Matta’s residence.
In north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, a Hurriyat activist’s residence was raided. Source identified him as Muhammad Yousf Sofi alias Salman, son of Abdul Rashid Sofi, a resident of Brar village.
In Bengaluru, one Swati Sheshadri’s residence was also raised. She is said to be an associate of Khurram Parvez.
The raids are being conducted as part of a new case registered by NIA related to certain NGOs allegedly raising funds for ‘secessionist and militant activities’.
This case was registered by NIA on October 8 this year.
With inputs from agencies
This is a developing story. To be updated…