The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has tightened its scope in the case of tire funding in the valley. In this sequence, the NIA arrested three major separatist leaders – Asea Andrabi, Shabbir Shah and Masarat Alam – in front of a special court in Delhi, from where they were sent to 10-day NIA custody. This is the first significant action against terror in Kashmir within weeks of BJP President Amit Shah taking charge as Union Home Minister.
This case is linked to the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack donor and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. An advocate said that the NIA arrested the three during the hearing in the closed room of Special Judge Rakesh Sail and demanded interrogation for 15 days in custody. The accused of the accused MS Khan said that Aasia and Shah were already detained in different cases, while Alam was brought from the valley on the transit remand. NIA had filed charge sheet in 2018 for allegedly providing funds for militant activities in the valley against Saeed, another terrorist gangster Syed Salahuddin and ten Kashmiri separatists and in the case of separatist movements. The offences under which the charge sheets have been filed against the accused include sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and sections of the unlawful activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. After getting the ten days custody of these three separatists, NIA will interrogate the three in the case of stone-related incidents in the valley and will examine them.
In the last two years, how did the separatists screw up
Explain that the NIA had registered an FIR against separatist leaders and some unknown members of some Hurriyat Conference on May 30, 2017, and the first arrest took place on July 24 last year. They are accused of funding terrorism along with terror organizations like Hizbul Mujahideen, Shantan-e-Milit and Lashkar-e-Taiba. Dangatan-e-Milit has been banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Shabbir Shah was a member of the Hurriyat faction led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani. After the Pulwama attack, the Union Home Ministry withdrew the security of Shabbir Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and some other separatist leaders.