SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: Cracking its whip against terrorist sympathizers, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday evening arrested Khurram Parvez, a human right activist in connection with a terror funding case registered recently.
His arrest comes after the anti-terror probe agency carried out searches at several locations in Jammu and Kashmir since morning, including his residence in Sonwar area and his office premises. TRIPURA EXPOSE: Govt Land Claimed As Mosque, Witnesses Say Never Saw Namazis; 21-Day Delayed Plaint Punches Holes In Arson Theory
An NIA official related to the probe told The New Indian, “Parvez has been arrested this evening.”
The official said that he has been arrested under several sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and several sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The officer, however, didn’t reveal much details of the case.
According to NIA sources in Srinagar, the human right activist was called for questioning at the NIA office here after the agency carried out searches at his premises.
During the searches at his premises, the NIA team had collected his mobile, laptop and other electronic gadgets.
The source said that he was put under arrest after several evidences pointed of his involvement for helping the terrorists.
The source said that Parvez will be brought to Delhi for further questioning.
Parvez has been on radar of the NIA for long as his premises was raided by anti-terror probe agency in October 2020 besides several locations.
In 2016, Parvez was slapped with the Public Safety Act (PSA). His arrest had come a day after he was barred from travelling to Switzerland to participate in a session of the UN Human Rights Council. He was released after 76 days of prison.