T. Arif Ali, General Secretary of the Human Welfare Foundation (HWF), said in a press statement that more than 15 sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at the offices of the HWF, in Abul Fazal Enclave, New Delhi, at around 7.30 am on Thursday.
Giving details about seizures, he said that the sleuths took away some files, documents and laptops/computers of the account department, chief executive officer and public relations department of the Foundation.
According to Mr, Ali, Foundation’s treasurer Mohammad Jafar and acting chief executive officer (CEO) Noufal P K were detained for interrogation.
He said that the Foundation’s core areas of activity are education, health, employment, developing water sources like installation of tubewells, digging of wells, microfinance, relief and rehabilitation works since last 12 years throughout the length and breadth of the country.
He said that Foundation conducted all its activities within legal framework and within the purview of the Constitution of the country. Foundation is an umbrella body under which several registered NGOs are working in the country.
He said that the focus areas of the Foundation were poverty-stricken areas in North and Northeast region of the country where a large number of people were living below poverty line.
Mr Ali said that the Foundation was also working for women empowerment through self-help groups and livelihood projects. It is successfully running many hospitals, schools and dispensaries in different parts of the country.
He said that Foundation’s services had been appreciated by many senior government officers and departments and many political leaders had also inaugurated or attended Foundation’s developmental programmes and activities.
He said that the Foundation’s activities are totally transparent and its records are properly audited and submitted to Income Tax department and Charity Commissioner annually. He said that the Foundation is ready to help NIA and all government agencies in investigation.
Press release by: Media Coordinator, Human Welfare Foundation.