NIA files indictment against four in Jamaat-e-Islami J&K terrorism financing case
New Delhi, May 12 (SocialNews.XYZ) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) announced on Thursday that it has filed an indictment against four defendants in the Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir financing of terrorism case.
He said he filed the indictment at the NIA Special Court at Patiala House here against four arrested defendants – Javaid Ahmad Lone, Aadil Ahmad Lone, Manzoor Ahmad Dar and Rameez Ahmad Kondu.
The defendants were charged under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Arms Act.
The case was filed against members and cadres of Jamaat-e-Islami, J&K, for their involvement in separatist and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir even after its declaration of illegal association on February 28, 2019.
According to the NIA, the accused had raised funds domestically as well as abroad through donations, particularly in the form of Zakat, Mowda and Bait-ul-Mal, allegedly to promote charitable activities and other social activities, but instead used it to encourage violence and secessionist activities.
The NIA registered the suo-moto case on February 5 last year.
The agency said its investigation into the case revealed that defendant Javaid Ahmad Lone solicited funds and held meetings on behalf of JeI, J&K. At these meetings, he made hateful anti-Indian speeches and urged people to donate according to their status. In addition, the two defendants Javaid Ahmad Lone and Aadil Ahmad Lone had acquired firearms and ammunition, with ulterior motives on the part of the co-defendants.
Further investigation into the matter is continuing, the NIA said in a statement.