SRINAGAR: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said that it has arrested a person in connection with NGO- militancy case in Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
Irfan Mehraj was apprehended by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Srinagar for his alleged involvement in “funding militant activities” in the valley on Monday. According to NIA’s investigation into the NGO militancy funding case registered in October 2020, Mehraj was closely associated with Khurram Parvez and worked with his organization, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS), according to NIA.
The probe revealed that the JKCCS, under the guise of protecting human rights, was promoting a secessionist agenda in the Valley. The NIA’s findings were disclosed in a handout to the news agency GNS.
According to the spokesman, the investigation is looking into the funding of militancy-related activities by certain NGOs, trusts, and societies based in the Valley. Some of these organizations, registered and unregistered, have been found to be collecting funds both domestically and abroad under the guise of carrying out charitable and welfare activities such as public health and education. However, the probe has revealed that some of these organizations have established connections with banned militant groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). (GNS)