News / Several properties linked to Jamaat-e-Islami, bank accounts of leaders sealed in Kashmir

India TV : Mar 02, 2019, 01:05 PM

Several properties belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), including residences of some of its activists were sealed by the authorities in Kashmir, police said on Saturday. The development comes days after the outfit was bannned by Centre on grounds that it was 'in close touch' with terrorist groups & was likely to "escalate secessionist movement". It was not clear if the move was linked to the ban on JeI was done by NIA

Bank accounts of JeI leaders have also been freezed, he said, adding various district magistrates have also sought list of moveable and immovable properties of the Jamaat leaders, he said.

However, it was not clear if the move was linked to the ban on JeI or was done by NIA in connection with its probe into money-laundering cases.

The Centre on Thursday had banned Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir for five years under anti-terror law on grounds that it was "in close touch" with militant outfits and was expected to "escalate secessionist movement" in the state.

A notification, banning the group under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs after a high-level meeting on security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.