Robustly crushing funding activities, NIA attaches residence of separatist leader Asiya Andrabi over terror links

News Bharati    10-Jul-2019

Srinagar, July 10: Robust action against terrorism and terror activities, the National Investigation Agency has come a long way. Performing its duty with utmost dedication, the probe agency has only emphasized its strong hold on security of the country. With arresting the key separatist leaders for fuelling the terror funding activities, NIA on Wednesday attached the residence of Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in Srinagar over alleged terror links.

 

The probe agency took action against Asiya Andrabi in connection with a case registered by against her. Her house was attached under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after specific inputs about terrorist activities being carried out from there. It has been reported that Andrabi can't sell her house in Srinagar till NIA completes its investigation into the case. Although, her family is allowed to live there.

On Sunday, NIA, which is probing the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case, had said that the Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi has confessed during interrogation that she had been collecting funds and donations from foreign sources to organise protests by Muslim women in the state.

NIA stated, “During interrogation, Asiya Andrabi admitted she had been collecting funds and donations from foreign sources, for which her organisation Dukhtaran-e-Millat had been organising protests by Muslim women in the Valley.”

During her interrogation, Asiya Andrabi admitted that she has close links with Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed through a Pakistani Army officer. Also, Andrabi made the confessions after she was confronted with evidence regarding the funding of educational expenses of her son in Malaysia from 2011 onward through foreign remittances made by Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali. It is to be noted that Watali is currently behind bars in connection with J&K terror funding case.

The NIA has collected evidence that Andrabi used to receive funds from Pakistan's spy agency - the Inter-Services Intelligence. The agency further disclosed that Masarat Alam, who is also currently in jail in connection with terror funding case, has revealed during interrogation that agents based in Pakistan route the funds through hawala operators which were transferred to separatist leaders including veteran Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Shah Gilani. Masarat is the so-called poster boy of stone pelters and violent agitations in Kashmir Valley.