The NIA teams are carrying out raids at 12 places in Jammu and Kashmir’s baramulla, handwara and Sri nagar. It’s believed that the NIA officials raided in connection with it’s terror funding and civil unrest probe involving Huriyat leaders.
Sorces said, “Fresh raids have been carried out on those people, in a financial links with the pro-Pakistani Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
NIA investigated Geelani’s sons in terror funding
The NIA questioned Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s s sons – Nayeem and Naseem in connecion with it’s J&K terror funding and civil unrest probe.
It is alleged that pro-Pakistan Hurriyat leaders were getting funds from Pakistan based terror outfits led by Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Sayeed and others for carrying subversive activities in the valley including stone pelting, assisting terrorists, burning schools and government buildings and attacking security forces.
The case was booked over raising, receiving and collecting funds through various illegal means, including through hawala channels, for funding separatist and terrorist activities in the state.
NIA arrested seven of Hurriyat Volunteers
NIA has already arrested Alta Ahmad Shah “Funtoosh”, Naeem Khan, Raja Mehrajuddin, Peer Saifullah, Shahid UI Islam, Farooq Dar and Akbar Khandey during it’s probe while Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s sons – Naeem Khan and Naseem Geelani were last week interrogated.
“these seven separatist leaders were the main link in terror funds received from Pakistan based terror groups. The funds upon collection, were distributed to local leaders for further disbursement to cadres or stone pelters and terrorists who need money for carrying out attacks on security forces.” The NIA said.
“Hurriyat leaders/cadres were acting in connivance with active militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other terrorist organisations and gangs for raising, receiving and collecting funds through various illegal means including hawala, for funding separatist and terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir and for causing disruption in Kashmir valley by way of pelting stones on the security forces, burning schools, damaging public property and waging war against India.” The NIA director general Sharad Kumar claimed.
Appreciable Move of NIA
It is for the first time since the rise of militancy in the early 1990s that a central probe agency conducted raids in connection with the funding of terrorist and separatist groups.
NIA claims that it has established a link between top separatist leaders and Pakistan-based organisations and that funds come to valley through several channels including- LoC barter trade, hawala and cash.