New Delhi: A Delhi NIA court has ordered framing of charges against four accused persons Mohammad Shafi Shah aka Doctor, aka Dawood of Bandipora, Talib Lali akaTalib Hussain Lali of Bazipora, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar aka Gaznavi of Budgam and Mushtaq Ahmad Lone aka Mushtaq Aalam of Anantnag under various sections of IPC and UA(P) Act in the Jammu and Kashmir Affectless Relief Trust (JKART) case, the probe agency statement said here on Sunday.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered a case on October 25, 2011, under Section 120B, 121A of Indian Penal Code and Section 17, 18, 39 & 40 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 against accused persons based in Pakistan namely Mohd. Yusuf Shah aka Syed Salahuddin, self-styled Commander in Chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and Chairman, United Jihad Council (UJC), Gulam Nabi Khan aka Ameer Khan, self-styled Deputy Commander in Chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), JKART Chairman, Mehboob-ul-Haq, Masroor Dar, General Secretary, JKART, Masood Sarfaraz and Ameer belonging to Hizb-e-Islami, a Pakistan based organization supporting militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir by providing funds from Pakistan to HM.
In this case, the probe agency had earlier submitted charge sheet against 12 accused persons including Syed Salahuddin and Ghulam Nabi Khan.
The officials in the agency said that the investigation had revealed that during the year 2004 to 2011, illegal funding was made to the tune of over 80 crore from Pakistan to HM for carrying out the terrorist activities in India.
“Accused Mohammad Shafi Shah was an active militant of HM and he had collected huge amount from Pakistan and distributed the funds to the active cadres of HM in J&K to carry out the militant acts,” a NIA official said.
Accused Talib Lali was a co-conspirator and he used to collect funds from Mohammad Shafi Shah and further distributed the funds to the active militants of HM in Kashmir valley and also use to motivate and recruit the youngsters to join HM, the official added.
Accused Muzaffar Ahmad Dar (Chief Operation Commander of HM) had hatched a criminal conspiracy for furtherance of militant activities of HM in India by raising funds and accused Mushtaq Ahmad Lone was in contact with accused Zaffar Hussain Bhatt aka Khursheed, a top leader of HM, managing finance of HM in Pakistan.
Mushtaq Ahmad Lone used to receive funds from Pakistan through Hawala, Human couriers etc and further distributed the funds to the HM cadres and family members of the killed militants of HM, the officials in NIA said. (UNI)