The noose around the separatists of Kashmir tightened with the National Investigation Agency securing the confessional statements of two persons.
A chargesheet submitted by the National Investigation Agency states that the Lucknow module of the Islamic State had Muslim scholars on its hit list. Muslim scholars from the Shiva, Barelvi and Deobandi sects were on its hit list the NIA chargesheet states.
Y C Modi has been appointed as the new chief of the National Investigation Agency. He takes over from Sharad Kumar who will retire on October 30 2017. The order was issued by the Ministry for Home Affairs.
The National Investigation Agency will seek the help of the Kerala police in probing alleged cases of forced conversions. The NIA has collected data on conversions that have taken place in a forced manner. Most of the data that is being collected is from the Therbiyathul Islam Sabha in Kozhikode, a religious centre authorised by the Kerala government.
Officials of the National Investigation Agency say that raids in Srinagar and other parts of the country would continue in connection with the Hurriyat terror funding case.
The Popular Front of India could well be staring at a ban. The Home Ministry is looking into a detailed dossier submitted by the National Investigation Agency in which four terror cases against its members have been detailed.
The National Investigation Agency has told the Interpol that Dr Zakir Naik is being targeted for terrorism and not because of his religion. While sending out a detailed response to the Interpol, the NIA has said that evidence against Naik is strong and his acts violate the Indian law.
The National Investigation Agency which conducted raids in Delhi and Srinagar has recovered Rs 2.20 crore cash in connection with the Hurriyat terror funding case.
The NIA is conducting raids at 11 locations in Srinagar and 5 in Delhi in connection with the Hurriyat Terror Funding case. The raids are being conducted to unearth documents following the second round of investigations that took place.
On Friday a photo journalist from Kashmir was arrested by the National Investigation Agency on the charge that he was involved in incidents of stone pelting. Kamran Yousuf, the journalist was arrested along with Javed Bhat from Kulgam by the NIA.
The National Investigation Agency has arrested two stone pelters from the Kashmir Valley. NIA sources say that they were arrested in connection with the Hurriyat Terror Funding case.