Arrested Hurriyat leaders to be produced before Special NIA court today

Separatists leaders who have been arrested from J&K for allegedly funding terror in the Valley by NIA will be produced before a special NIA court in Delhi today, reports said.

Eight separatist leaders were arrested by NIA last month in connection with terror funding and allegedly receiving funds from Pakistan for fueling unrest in Kashmir  valley.

On June 24, seven Separatists – Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Bitta Karate were arrested.

A day after their arrest they were later sent to 10-day NIA custody.

The accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Six of them were arrested from Srinagar, while Bitta Karate was arrested from New Delhi.

The NIA visited Srinagar in May to probe the alleged funding by Pakistan for illegal activities in Kashmir, and questioned several separatist leaders on the issue of raising, collecting and transferring funds via the Hawala route and other channels to fund terror activities in Kashmir.

The NIA sleuths specifically questioned separatist leaders Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate and Gazi Javed Baba at that time.

The NIA is said to be probing all aspects of funding to separatist leaders and how they reportedly used these funds to fuel unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

The arrested include Shabir Shah (arrested by Enforcement Directorate), Nayeem Khan, Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid ul Islam, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah and Bitta Karate.

Pertinently Shabir Shah was yesterday produced before Delhi High court where ED sought extension of his remand and the court consequently extended Shah’s ED remand for six more days.


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