Kashmiri Journalist, Irfan Mehraj Arrested in NGO Militancy funding case, Says NIA

Srinagar, 21 March (CNI): The National Investigation Agency(NIA) on Tuesday said that it has arrested a Kashmir-based journalist, Irfan Mehraj in a case related to NGO militancy funding case.

As per the statement, a copy of which lies with Current News of India (CNI) that reads following comprehensive investigations into the NGO militancy funding case registered in October 2020, NIA arrested Irfan Mehraj from Srinagar yesterday, irfan Mehraj was a close associate of Khurram Parvez and was working with his organization, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS).

It reads that the investigation revealed that JKCCS was funding militant activities in the valley and had also been in the propagation of secessionist agenda in the Valley under the garb of protection of human rights.

It further reads involvement of some Valley-based NGOs, Trusts and Societies in the funding of militancy-related activities is being probed in this case. Some NGOs, both registered as well as unregistered, 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, reads the statement. (CNI)

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