The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed its chargesheet against separatists, terrorists and stone pelters on Thursday for separatist activities in Kashmir. The main accused are the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, and Hizbul Chief, Syed Salahuddin. The list of accused also includes Aftab Ahmad Shah of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Akbar Khanday and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwar of the Hurriyat.
NIA files chargesheet against 12 accused in J&K #TerrorFundingCase. NIA in chargesheet says that Hurriyat Leaders,Terrorist and Stone-Pelters are carrying out terrorist attacks,violence with the support and funding from the terrorist organisation based in the Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/WZUvY8OpxI
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The investigation has revealed that the separatists have developed an organized network of stone-pelters and cadres who are incited to attack Indian sovereignty on Kashmiri soil. The investigation has also revealed that the separatists were receiving funds from Pakistani agencies through hawala conduits and that money was routed through fake and bogus companies floated abroad and remitted to Hurriyat leaders in Jammu and Kashmir.
The NIA conducted searches at over 60 locations and hundreds of damning documents and electronic devices were seized during the process. In addition, there are 300 witnesses in the case. The evidence collected have revealed that the persons accused were orchestrating violence against the Indian Army and stone-pelting and promoting and inciting other subversive activities against the Indian State. The investigation has also established an intimate link between separatists in Kashmir and their Pakistani handlers. The 1279-page chargesheet was filed before the Court in New Delhi and permission has been sought to continue the probe.
The raids conducted by NIA in various locations across Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Delhi reflects the ‘No Tolerance’ policy adopted by the NDA government against anti-India activities.The screws have been tightening around the separatists and terrorists in Kashmir and they have been feeling the heat under Narendra Modi with over 200 terrorists put to the sword in 2017. The case was first registered by the NIA in May, 2017 and the first arrests were made later in July.
The Judicial Custody of 10 people arrested by the NIA in connected with the case has ended today. Businessman Zahoor Ahmed Watali was one of the people arrested by the NIA in connection with the case, which was filed after violent protests had erupted across the valley after the elimination of Terrorist Burhan Wani by the Indian Army.