Human Rights Activist Khurram Parvez Arrested

SRINAGAR: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested a prominent Kashmiri Human Rights activist in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

Paramilitary men stand guard as National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths conduct a raid at the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies’ office, near Amira Kadal bridge in Srinagar on Monday, November 22, 2021. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Quoting official sources news agency KDC reported that sleuths of NIA carried out searches at the residence and office of Human Rights activist Khurram Parvaiz in Srinagar, in connection with a case already registered at NIA.

They said that the residence of Khurram at Sonwar was searched for many hours and the office at Amira Kadal was being searched since morning by the sleuths of NIA.

The probing agency was assisted by the local police and paramilitary personnel that searched the office and residence thoroughly, they added.

A top official confirmed that Khurram was questioned at the NIA office at Church Lane in Srinagar under the police jurisdiction of Rammunshi Bagh and later was formally arrested by the probing agency.

Family sources said that they received an arrest memo under case number 30/2021 in his name in the evening adding that a phone, laptop and some books were seized by the NIA.

Pertinently, last year also NIA searched the residences of Khurram Parvez in Srinagar.

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