NIA May Have A 'Watertight' Case Against Hurriyat Top Brass

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| October 2 , 2017 , 09:24 IST

In the on-going investigation into the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) may finally have gotten a 'watertight' case against Hurriyat top brass as 5 accused and witnesses recorded their statements under Section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code which is admissible in court as evidence.

In their statements, the accused and witnesses detailed the transfer of funds from Pakistan to the top brass of the Hurriyat separatist outfit, which came from Pakistan-based sources to India via the hawala route.

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Apart from the statements, the NIA also secured documentary proof during one of its raids on the premises of the arrested persons, which had records of payments made to top Hurriyat leaders by means of Kashmiri conduits using money from Pakistan-based sources.  

According to TOI, NIA had the arrested persons, including one who was a close aide of a top Hurriyat leader, record statements in front of a magistrate specifying the role of Hurriyat leaders in connection with the terror funds received from Pakistan.

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Sources suggest that the statements of the arrested persons recorded under Section 164 along with documentary evidence collected by the NIA could help nail the role of Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani, moderate Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and JKLF chief Yasin Malik in terror funding in Jammu and Kashmir.

Although the other arrested have also indicated their interest in recording their statements before a magistrate, NIA has not yet taken up their requests and made them approver (witness), and has instead retained them as accused.