Officers claimed the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) raided outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) members within the Kashmir valley for the second day on Monday in reference to a terror funding investigation.
NIA sleuths, together with police and the CRPF, carried out searches at 5 locations in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, a day after it carried out raids at 56 places in all the ten districts of Kashmir and 4 districts of Jammu province Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda and Rajouri.
The raids on the premises of office-bearers of the proscribed affiliation, its members and in addition the places of work of trusts purportedly run by the JeI have been performed greater than two years after the socio-political and spiritual group was banned by the Centre below anti-terror legal guidelines.
In February 2019, the Centre banned the JeI for 5 years below anti-terror legal guidelines on grounds that it was “in shut contact” with militant outfits and was anticipated to “escalate secessionist motion” within the erstwhile state.
A notification banning the group below the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act was issued by the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs after a high-level assembly on safety chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Lots of of JeI activists have been arrested in a serious crackdown throughout Jammu and Kashmir following the ban, which got here simply months forward of the abrogation of the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir, and its bifurcation into two union territories in August 2019.
The NIA mentioned a case was registered on February 5, 2021 in pursuance of an order from the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs referring to separatist and secessionist actions of JeI, an illegal affiliation below the UA(P) Act, even after its proscription on February 28, 2019.
It mentioned the members of the organisation have been gathering funds domestically and overseas via donations notably within the type of Zakat, Mowda and Bait-ul-Mal’ purportedly to additional charity and different welfare actions however these funds are as a substitute getting used for violent and secessionist actions.
“The funds raised by JeI are additionally being channelised to proscribed terrorist organisations reminiscent of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and others via effectively organised networks of JeI cadres. JeI has additionally been motivating impressionable youth of Kashmir and recruiting new members (Rukuns) in J&Okay to take part in disruptive secessionist actions,” an NIA spokesperson mentioned on Sunday.