Complimenting the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for initiating a probe against the separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC), Patron and Member Parliament said that NIA must also investigate whether the Indian government ever funded the separatists or not.
“While NIA has probed funding of separatist groups and involvement of Pakistan in the same, it must also investigate whether the Indian government ever funded them or not,” the former Chief Minister of J&K said.
“I congratulate NIA for its probe on funding of Hurriyat leaders. From where the money has came and how it is been utilised we will get to know that soon. One fact should also be investigated if Indian Government funded Hurriyat or not,” he said.
Pertinently, the central probe agency arrested seven people, including the son-in-law of separatist leader SAS Geelani, for allegedly funding terror groups in Kashmir.
The seven are Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Bitta Karate. The seven separatists include Naeem Khan, Bitta Karate, Altaf Funtus, Ayaz Akbar, T. Saifullah, Meraz Kalwal and Saheed Ul Islam.