National Investigation Agency (NIA) has alleged that its probe into terror financing in Jammu and Kashmir has revealed that hardline separatist leaders received funds from abroad.
In a statement, the Agency said, it interrogated several top leaders of Hurriyat Conference and other organisations who confessed to receiving funds from Pakistan to fuel separatist sentiments among the people of Kashmir Valley. It said, during interrogation the leader of Dukhtaran-e-Milat, Asiya Andrabi admitted that she had been collecting funds and donations from foreign sources.
Another hardline separatist leader, Shabbir Shah, had to face tough time when he was confronted about his businesses, including a hotel in Pahalgam which is allegedly funded through foreign funds received by him from Pakistan.
The agency has so far charge-sheeted 13 accused, including leader of Jammat-ud Dawah Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, head of proscribed organisation Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin, seven separatist leaders, two hawala conduits and some stone-pelters. (AIR NEWS)