On Thursday, NIA conducted 11 searches in J&K in case of terror funding by Jamaat-e-Islami – under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.The Central anti-terror agency carried out searches in Budgam and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The move comes days after the NIA on May 4 conducted searches at 16 places in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jamaat-e-Islami has been found carrying out terror funding activities in Jammu and Kashmir, even after being declared an unlawful association under the UA(P) Act on February 28, 2019.The NIA had filed a chargesheet in the case in a Special Court, Patiala House, New Delhi, on May 12, 2022, against four accused. It had earlier registered a suo motu case in the matter on February 5, 2021.
On May 4, the NIA conducted searches at the premises of Jamaat-e-Islami (J&K) members and supporters at 16 locations, including 11 in District Baramulla in Kashmir valley and the remaining five located in District Kishtwar in Jammu region. Several incriminating materials and digital devices were seized during the searches and were being examined for more clues in the case.NIA investigations so far have revealed that Jamaat-e-Islami (J&K) members had been collecting funds domestically and from abroad through donations.