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Renowned Islamic Scholar Summoned by NIA in Connection with Terror Funding Case

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned prominent Islamic scholar Moulana Rehmatullah Mir Qasmi, associated with Dar-ul-Uloom Rahimya in Bandipora, for questioning in connection with a terror funding case. The scholar was directed to report to the NIA camp office in Srinagar to answer specific questions related to the case.

The summon stated that it appeared that Moulana Qasmi possessed relevant knowledge regarding the case. The NIA is investigating the matter under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. The case pertains to allegations of fundraising activities in Jammu and Kashmir and the subsequent use of these funds for unlawful activities, with the intention of radicalizing the youth in the region.

Following the order, Moulana Qasmi promptly appeared at the NIA office for questioning. The agency aims to gather crucial information regarding the alleged terror funding and the individuals involved in such activities.

The IPC sections being applied in the investigation are 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc.). Additionally, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act sections invoked include 10 (raising funds for terrorist acts), 13 (punishment for unlawful activities), and 22C (offenses related to recruitment for a terrorist organization).

The NIA’s investigation focuses on the fundraising activities within Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the utilization of these funds for unlawful purposes aimed at radicalizing the youth in the region. The agency seeks to uncover the network involved in such activities, dismantle it, and prevent further instances of radicalization and terrorism.

The summoning of a renowned Islamic scholar for questioning underscores the seriousness with which the NIA is pursuing the investigation into terror funding. By examining individuals who may have relevant information, the agency aims to unravel the complex web of financial support for unlawful activities, thereby ensuring the safety and security of the region.

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