New Delhi: In a major shocking revelation, National Investigating Agency has found that Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Shabir Shah, Yasin Malik, Asiya Andrabi and Masarat Alam are raising funds through Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Pak-based terror groups, Line of Control trade and Hawala channels, according to officials.
A charge sheet will be filed later this week and the NIA will reveal against several separatist leaders including Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah (president of J&K democratic freedom party), Andrabi (head of Dukhtaran-e-Millat), Alam (general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference) and businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali in its Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) terror fund case.
To apprehend the Hurriyat leaders, NIA has used their emails as well as videos, TV interviews, public speeches etc obtained from open source as evidence.
These separatist leaders are working in a systematic and organised manner by following the instructions of their Pakistani handlers and have set up a network of their cadres at the village, block and district level. NIA said that they encourage the activities of terrorists, take part in the funerals and advocate hate speeches along with motivating youngsters to join militancy.
Another officer said that Pakistan High Commission organises functions and meetings in New Delhi in which these Hurriyat leaders are invited and given funds and instructions. They usually collect funds in the name of supporting the families of militants.
Investigations further reveal that illegal benefits drawn from the LoC trade routed by the buyers of imported goods in New Delhi using hawala channels and shell companies ultimately reach separatists. Kashmiri handloom business being used for terror funds is the latest entry in secessionist activities, according to the officer cited above.