NIA conducts raids in 8 districts of Jammu and Kashmir in connection with terror funding case
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches in at least eight districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday in connection with a terror funding case involving the suspicious activities of the Al Huda Educational Trust in the Union territory.
The searches were carried out in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), according to news agency ANI.
The searches took place in Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu, Srinagar, Pulwama, Budgam, Shopian, and Bandipora. According to ANI, the case is linked to the suspicious activities of the Al Huda Educational Trust in the Rajouri district.
The NIA reportedly opened an investigation into the funding pattern as well as activities of Al Huda Educational Trust, which serves as a frontal entity for Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir. In 2019, the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir was designated as a 'unlawful association' under UAPA.
The NIA's various teams conducted these searches based on specific inputs.
According to local media, the NIA raided the homes of famed religious preacher and rector Darul Uloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora, Moulana Rehamtullah Qasmi, and Samam Ahmad Lone, professor at NIT Srinagar.