Seven Kashmiri separatists arrested and were sent to 10 days NIA custody on Tuesday morning for encouraging terror activities and stone pelting by using funds from Pakistan. The arrested personnels included the son in law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Considering the plea of NIA to quiz them, the district court advised the agency to take them to different parts of Jammu and Kashmir for investigation.
The arrested personnels included Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Aftab Hilali Shah, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Farooq Ahmad Dar. District Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the NIA to interrogate the accused to unearth the whole conspiracy.
On Monday, six separatists were arrested from Srinagar and later flown to Delhi while Farooq Ahmad Dar was caught in Delhi. “The ends of justice would be met by granting 10 days of police custody to enable the NIA to interrogate the accused to unearth the entire conspiracy,” District Judge quoted.
Altaf Ahmad Shah is the son-in law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is the advocate of Jammu and Kashmir’s merger with Pakistan. Ayaz Akbar is reported to be the spokesperson of Geelani-led-Hurriyat. The involvement of these high profile personnels forced NIA official to quote that they were doing illegal acts under the security provided by the government of India. Because of their existence, Kashmir is a disputed state till now.
Hafeez Saeed, chief of Jamaat-ul Dawah is stated among the culprits in the FIR list. Though organizations like Hurriyat Conference, Hizbul Mujahideen and Dekhtaran-e-Milat are also included in the accused list. NIA sleuths has already put raid on the property and bank account of the arrested separatists. According to the officials, bank account books, two crore cash and letterheads of the of LeT and HM were recovered.
However, Advocate Rajat Kumar appearing for the arrested separatists claimed that NIA has already been investigating them from past one month. Separatists like these wont stop with this arrest, the Kashmiri has to understand that these militants put the youths life at risk by giving some amount. These militants are nothing more than opportunists and Kashmiri’s should stand with government and Indian Army to eliminate them from country.