Residence of Khurram Parvez, Parvez Bukhari, along with Parveena Ahanger scanned
Srinagar: National Investigation Agency on Wednesday morning conducted searches at 10 in Srinagar and Bandipora.
In a statement, the NIA said that it raided “atleast 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”.
As per the NIA, “this case was registered on 8/10/2020 u/s 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), his associates Parvez Bukhari, Parvez Matta and Bengaluru-based associate Swati Sheshadri, along with Parveena Ahanger, Chairperson of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and offices of NGO Athrout and GK Trust.