NIA arrests journalist Irfan Mehraj in NGO militancy funding case

Srinagar, Mar 21 (KNS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Kashmiri journalist Irfan Mehraj in Srinagar in a case related to NGO militancy funding case. 

"Following comprehensive investigations into the NGO militancy funding case registered in October 2020, NIA arrested Irfan Mehraj from Srinagar yesterday," the NIA in a statement said, adding that Irfan Mehraj was a close associate of Khurram Parvez and was working with his organization, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS). 

It said Investigation revealed that JKCCS was funding militant activities in the valley and had also been in propagation of the secessionist agenda in the Valley under the garb of protection of human rights.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel
"It added involvement of some Valley based NGOs, Trusts and Societies in funding of militancy related activities is being probed in this case," the NIA said, adding that some NGOs, both registered as well as un-registered, have come to notice collecting funds domestically and abroad under the cover of doing charity and various welfare activities, including Public Health, Education etc. But some of these organisations have developed links with LeT, HM etc.(KNS)

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