In a significant development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has initiated extensive searches in parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, focusing on the Southern region, including Kulgam district and Srinagar. The operations are part of an investigation into alleged terror funding by Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, an organization designated as unlawful under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
According to reports, the raids are targeting individuals affiliated with the banned militant organisation Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI). The NIA is reportedly conducting these operations in close collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).
Simultaneously, NIA teams have also carried out searches in the Gujjar area of Jammu and in Budgam. The agency’s actions are indicative of a comprehensive effort to uncover and address potential links to terror financing networks. Considerably, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI), already declared an unlawful association, is now under heightened scrutiny as law enforcement agencies intensify efforts to dismantle any financial support mechanisms associated with terrorism. Hence, the raids underscore the government’s commitment to curbing terror-related activities and maintaining national security.
As the investigations unfold, further details about any seized materials, findings, and any arrests made during the operations are expected to be disclosed by the authorities. The NIA’s actions reflect a proactive stance in tackling the challenges posed by terror financing in the region.