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NIA conducts raid at 10 places in Srinagar, Bandipora

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Srinagar, Oct 28: National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted searches at 10 locations in Srinagar and Bandipora, as per the statement by the probe agency.
In a statement issued here, the NIA said that it raided at least at 10 locations in Srinagar, Bandipora and one location in Bangalore in connection with a case pertaining to certain “so-called” NGOs and Trusts raising funds in India and abroad in the name of charitable activities and then using those funds for carrying out “secessionist and separatist activities” in J&K.
This case was registered by NIA on 8 October 2020 under section 120B, 124 A IPC and sections 17, 18, 22A, 22C, 38, 39 and 40 UA(P)A, 1967 on receipt of “credible information” that certain NGOs and Trusts are collecting funds domestically and abroad through “so-called donations and business contributions etc. and are then utilizing these funds for secessionist and militant activities in J&K.”
The statement further stated that those whose premises have been searched include residence and office of Khurram Parvez (co-ordinator of J&K Coalition of Civil Society), Parvez Ahmad Matta and Bengaluru-based associate viz. Swati Sheshadri; Ms. Parveena Ahanger, Chairperson of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons ( APDPK) and offices of NGO Athrout and GK Trust.
“Several incriminating documents and electronic devices have been seized,” it said, adding, “Further investigation in the case is continued, reads the statement.”

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