Home Affairs Ministry clears air on recent NIA raids and steps taken to stop terror funding, read here!
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 09-Aug-2017
New Delhi, August 9: While the Monsoon Session continues in the Lok Sabha, the Home Affairs Ministry was questioned yesterday on certain issues. The Rajya Sabha raised a question on the recent National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids where they found Rs 2.50 cr cash and letterheads of Hurriyat Leaders. The Upper House also questioned in the lines of terror funding issues.
In a reply by the Lower House, also called Lok Sabha, MoS in the Home Ministry, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir stated , “The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted searches at different places in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country in connection with the case RC-10/2017/NIA/DLI registered by the Agency on 30.05.2017 against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and members/cadres of some separatist and terrorist organisations on the allegation of funding the separatist and terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. The case is under investigation.”
Furthermore, Rajya Sabha asked for strong evidences from the ruling government taking control on the Kashmir unrest. In reply, the MoS stated that government is doing possibly everything to cut out the unrest in Kashmir and there are several investigations and encounters taking place to bring back peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
MoS officially stated that the government has strengthened its intelligence set up for collecting, collating and disseminating information on time. The legal regime has also been strengthened by amending the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and a Terror Funding & Fake Currency Cell has been set up in NIA to investigate the terror funding case.