NEW DELHI: The NIA is likely to file its chargesheet this month into the case pertaining to alleged funding of Kashmiri resistance leaders for “subversive activities in Jammu and Kashmir”.
The chargesheet in the Kashmir “funding” case will be filed in the Patiala House NIA Special court before mid January. The agency has already moved Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for clearance.
The chargesheet will be filed against seven accused including senior Hurriyat (G) leader Nayeem Khan and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bita Karate of the JKLF. The others include Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s close aide Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid Ul Islam, Syed Ali Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah alias Altaf Fantosh, the spokesperson for Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, and Raja Merajuddin Kalwal.
These accused have been charged with “funding terror groups” in Jammu and Kashmir and indulging in “anti-national and subversive activities” in the valley. They will be charged under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA Act of 1967) and Indian Penal Code (IPC) including Section121 Waging, or attempting to wage war against the state and Section 120 B entering into criminal conspiracy.
The main chargesheet prepared by the NIA contains close to 50 pages. The annexure attached to the chargesheet, however, may run into nearly 8,000 pages, a source working on the case said.
The NIA had lodged FIR in the case on May 30 last year. It launched a preliminary enquiry and raided multiple locations in Delhi, Haryana and Jammu Kashmir in connection with the “funding case” recovering Rs 1.25 crore from Srinagar and Rs 35 lakh from Delhi.