New Delhi, May 29: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday summoned two re-known Kashmiri separatist leaders Farooq Ahmad Dar alias ‘Bitta Karate’ and Javed Ahmed Baba alias ‘Gazi’ of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat to its headquarters in New Delhi in connection with a case related to the funding of terror and subversive activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Both the separatists, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias and Javed Ahmed Baba alias have also been asked to bring certain bank and property documents, besides other papers, before the NIA team that had questioned them here for four consecutive days earlier this month.
Interestingly, the questioning comes after the central probe agency, formed in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, named Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafeez Saeed, hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Jammu and National Front Chairman Nayeem Khan in a Preliminary Enquiry (PE).
However, the case is actually based on a shocking sting operation in which Khan was allegedly shown confessing to receiving money from Pakistan-based terror groups through illegal ways or hawala traders.
Importantly, Dar alias and Baba alias were also named in NIA’s enquiry, will be again questioned for their alleged involvement in raising, collecting and transferring funds through hawala and other illegal ways for terror funding in Kashmir as well as creating unrest and promoting stone-pelting in the Valley.
The central agency during its probe also collected details of 13 accused charge-sheeted so far in the Kashmir in recent cases related to causing damage to schools and public property also. The NIA also gathered evidence collected by the Jammu and Kashmir Police about the burning of schools.
The NIA’s enquiry also alleged that both these separatists were receiving funds from the LeT chief to carry out terror activities in the Kashmir, including pelting, damaging public property and burning schools and other government properties.