SIA quizzes JeI leader for eight hours

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Srinagar, (UNI) J&K’s State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Thursday quizzed Jamaat-e-Islami president and five other members of the banned organisation for eight hours regarding various alleged unlawful activities.
A statement issued by the Agency said the Jamaat leaders were questioned about foreign funding and foreign operations and also activities of Jamaat-e-Islami in and out of union territory of J&K.
“Questioning included properties of JeI having direct or indirect links with terror funding. Believed to have its origin in foreign countries including, UK, Canada, Bahrain etc,” it said.
“The interview is an investigation of a JeI related case originally lodged at Police Station Batmaloo Srinagar, Kashmir, now being investigated by SIA,” it added.
“Recent video and press release from proscribed JeI was also inquired in the light of foreign operations of proscribed JeI,” the SIA said.
Those who were quizzed by SIA included Abdul Hamid Ganaie (last serving Ameer Jammat), Abdul Salam Dagga (Ameer Tehsil North Srinagar),  Peer Abdul Rashid, Muzaffer Jan, Tariq Ahmad Haroon and Mohammad Yousuf Sheikh,
“Besides the above said some other associates were also summoned by SIA in case FIR No. 17/2019 u/s 10, 11, 13 ULA (P) Act of p/s Batmaloo currently being investigated by SIA,” the statement said.

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