The State Investigation Agency (SIA) questioned the president of the banned outfit Jamaat-e-Islami Amir President and five other members for eight hours. The SIA had summoned more than half a dozen people associated with the organization and questioned them in connection with the illegal activities.
According to sources, apart from foreign funding and foreign operations of the Jamaat, he was questioned about the activities of Jamaat-e-Islami in and outside the state in Jammu and Kashmir. The inquiries included properties of the Jamaat, which had direct or indirect links to terror funding.
It is believed to have originated abroad including Britain, Canada, Bahrain, etc. According to the SIA, the inquiry is an investigation into a case related to the JEI, which was originally registered at the Batmaloo police station in Srinagar. Now SIA is probing it.
An official said that recent videos and press releases were questioned about the foreign operations of the banned Jamaat. Among those questioned were Abdul Hameed Ghani (last serving Amir Jamaat), Abdul Salam Dagga (Amir Tehsil North Srinagar), Peer Abdul Rashid (Rukn-e-Jamaat).
Apart from this, Muzaffar Jaan (JEI member), Tariq Ahmed Haroon (officer, former in-charge Jamaat office), and Mohammad Yusuf Sheikh (Rukn-e-Jamaat) are involved. Apart from these, some other associates were also summoned by the SIA.