NIA Invokes Probe To Track Terror Funding In Kashmir Valley From Pakistan Among Hurriyat Leaders
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched a fresh probe to track the funding to separatist leaders in Kashmir by 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.
Sources told Deccan Herald that a team of NIA has landed in Srinagar and have registered a preliminary enquiry into the alleged funding to Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Geelani and his associates by Saeed and other Pakistan based militants.
"After completing the preliminary investigations, the NIA is set to question Geelani, Naeem Khan, Gazi Javed Baba and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate in the coming days," they revealed.
The fresh probe comes in the backdrop of a senior Hurriyat leader spilling the beans in a TV sting operation about Hafiz-Hurriyat nexus. The NIA, sources said, will investigate how the money sent from Pakistan was distributed in the Valley to fuel the unrest.
"Some more people are expected to be involved in the nexus. The NIA is scrutinizing phone and bank details of several other people suspected to be involved in routing the funds to separatists and militants," they added.
Sources in the anti-terror probe agency said discreet inquiries in the past have shown that some people who received terror funds in their accounts had no connection whatsoever with the depositors and the amounts were withdrawn immediately after being transferred.