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NIA to launch fresh raids against Jamaat-e-Islami cadres in J&K next week

Last Updated on September 27, 2021 at 10:56 am

In the ongoing investigation against outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) group in terror funding case, National Investigation Agency (NIA) is going to conduct more raids.

Previously on August 8, NIA raided 56 locations allegedly linked to the banned JeI in Jammu and Kashmir as a part of its investigation into a terror funding case.  On Augsut 9, NIA conducted searches at five more locations. These raids were conducted as the members of the organisation have been collecting funds domestically and abroad through donations but these funds are instead being used for violent and secessionist activities.

As per reports, a fresh set of searches and raids would be conducted on the premises of JeI cadres and their supporters across J&K next week. NIA has got new leads in connection with the case and further action is a part of the ongoing campaign to plug all financial channels of the banned outfit. Many JeI cadres and suspects were examined for over a week at the agency headquarters here and more than five suspects are still being questioned, reportedly.

An official said that those JeI suspects examined by the NIA in the last few days belong to Ganderbal, Srinagar, Kupwara, Bandipora, Rajouri and Doda districts.

The NIA is now engaged in building up the case as the suspects being questioned are among those JeI cadres whose residential premises were raided by the NIA sleuths during its August 8 and August 9 raids.

JeI is an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) banned the organisation on February 28, 2019. While banning JeI, the government clearly said that the group was indulging in activities that were prejudicial to internal security.