Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at 10 different locations in Srinagar and one location in Bengaluru on Wednesday morning.
NIA carried out raids at human rights activist and J&K Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) coordinator Khurram Parvez’s Sonwar residence, Athrout NGO office at Nawakadal, Greater Kashmir office in Press Enclave, its former executive editor Zahiruddin’s Magarmal Bagh residence, senior journalist Parvaiz Bukhari’s residence at Naaz Colony Pantha Chowk and HB Hilton houseboat at Nehru Park.
A building in Hyderpora Srinagar was also raided. The building is owned by one Ghulam Qadir Malik and used by Association of Parents for Disappeared Persons (APDP) on rent basis.
Raids were also conducted at APDP founding member Parveena Ahanger’s residence and one Parvez Ahmad Matta’s residence.
In north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, a Hurriyat activist’s residence was raided. Source identified him as Muhammad Yousf Sofi alias Salman, son of Abdul Rashid Sofi, a resident of Brar village.
In Bengaluru, one Swati Sheshadri’s residence was also raised. She is said to be an associate of Khurram Parvez.
The raids are being conducted as part of a new case registered by NIA related to certain NGOs allegedly raising funds for ‘secessionist and militant activities’.
This case was registered by NIA on October 8 this year.
This is a developing story. To be updated…