New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency of India has opposed the plea of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Aasiya Andrabi before the High Court of Delhi challenging the government agency’s attachment of a house belonging to Andrabi’s mother-in-law, saying the property was utilized for ‘anti-India’ activities.
The agency, as per a report by PTI , claimed that the attached house was used as the office of Hurriyat party Dukhtaran-E-Millat (DEM) by Aasiya Andrabi, and ‘anti-India speeches’ were made.
Andrabi, who was chief of the banned outfit Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Nation), had approached the high court in August against a trial court order which refused to interfere with the attachment of the house by NIA.
In her petition, Andrabi contended that the order of attachment was illegal as none of the owners of the property is part of Dukhtaran-E-Millat.
She further said that the attachment amounts to a “parallel proceeding” and is premature and not suitable in the eyes of law.
NIA claimed that the house was being used for anti-India activities and Andrabi used social media platforms for the same.
Andrabi was arrested in 2018 by the NIA for the alleged commission of offences under the Indian Penal Code, including sedition, waging war against the country, and the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).