NIA raids Khurram’s residence

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 27: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted a raid at the residence of incarcerated human rights defender, Khurram Parvez, at Sonwar in a militancy funding case.
A statement issued here by the NIA said that the agency conducted a search at Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar in RC-37/2020/NIA/DLI case.
“The case pertains to collection and transfer of funds by certain NGOs, Trusts, Societies and Organizations on behalf of separatists/terrorist organizations in order to sustain secessionist and terror activities in Kashmir Valley”, read the statement of the NIA.
The statement said that the searches conducted today at the premises of a suspect person led to recovery of documents related to financial transactions.
Earlier this week, the NIA court had extended the investigation period of Khurram and two others arrested in militancy funding case in Kashmir for 50 days.
Special NIA Judge Praveen Singh while allowing the agency’s application said, “I find that as the investigation is in progress, the chances of tampering with evidence cannot be ruled out.”
According to NIA, the investigation has revealed that certain official secret document of NIA was shared by accused IPS officer Arvind Digvijay Negi with accused Muneer Ahmad Kataria through encrypted communication channels. It is further submitted that accused Muneer, Khurram and Arshid were taken into police custody. Accused Arvind Digvijay Negi was also taken into police custody.