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NIA Raids Multiple Locations in J&K in Connection with Terror Funding Case

NIA said that AHET was a frontal organization of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI)

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Raju Vernekar
Raju Vernekar
Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

INDIA. Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested a 60-year-old man running an educational trust- Al Huda Educational Trust (AHET), at Bela colony, in Rajouri district in Jammu & Kashmir on charges of diverting funds raised for charitable purposes to radicalise and incite local youth.

The arrested person was identified as Mohammad Ameer Shamshi, chairperson (Nizam-e-ala) of AHET. The latter was allegedly acting on the directions of the Ameer-e-Jamaat, Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir.

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He was picked up from his house in Chowdhary Nar village in Ujhan village of Darhal. The arrest was made in the case (RC-07/2022/ NIA/ JMU) related to the criminal activities of AHET, Rajouri, J&K.

In an official statement, the NIA said that AHET was a frontal organization of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) after the latter was declared an ‘unlawful association’ under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, it continued its activities through frontal organizations.

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NIA stated that AHET has been found raising funds through donations and hawala etc, purportedly for charitable purposes. Still, it was instead using these funds to radicalise the youth of J&K to disrupt the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India.

Even after JeI was declared an “unlawful association,” the trust had continued to raise funds, the NIA said, adding that its suspected links with other NGOs and trusts operating in the Kashmir Valley also emerged during investigations. The NIA registered a suo-moto case on September 3 against AHET.

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Shamshi’s arrest came during NIA raids in 18 locations in Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu, Srinagar, Bandipora, Shopian, Pulwama, and Budgam districts of the Union Territory.

The raids were coordinated with Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

During the search several mobile devices and documents related to the trust’s funding and properties were seized.

During the raids, the NIA teams also searched the residential premises of Power Development Department (PDD)’s Assistant Engineer Faqr Din at Mendhar in Poonch and his native Kalakote’s Tiryath village.

Other raided locations included a house in the Malik Market locality where a doctor from Shopian lives on rent and is posted at Primary Health Center (PHC) Dalhori.

Besides, a house in the Marhote village of Surankote in Poonch was also raided by teams of the NIA.

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  • Raju Vernekar

    Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

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