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NIA Files Chargesheet Against 3 Accused In A Case Related To Hafiz Saeed's Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • The chargesheet was filed in the case related to Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) a charity arm of Hafiz Saeed's Lashkar-e-Taiba

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against Mohammad Salman, Mohammad Salim and Mohammad Kamran (absconding), all three of them are known to be Pakistani native. 

The chargesheet was filed in the case related to Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) a charity arm of Hafiz Saeed's Lashkar-e-Taiba

The chargesheet also mentions that the chief of FIF, Hafiz Saeed along with Dy. Chief of FIF, Shahid Mahmood hatched a conspiracy from 2012 onwards to create sleeper cells and logistic base in Delhi and Haryana under the garb of religious work. 

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In pursuance of this conspiracy, Shahid Mahmood tasked his associate namely Mohammad Kamran, a Pakistani national based at Dubai, for re-routing  funds from Pakistan to Dubai and further to India through hawala channels.

NIA filed a chargesheet  in a Delhi court against terror masterminds Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin and ten Kashmiri separatists in a case of alleged terror funding and secessionist activities in the valley, on January 18 this year. 

The charge sheet was filed by the probe agency before Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat.

The probe agency said the 12,794-page charge sheet has been filed against 12 persons including Hafiz Saeed, the head of banned terror outfit lashkar-e-Taiba, and Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin for conspiring to wage war against the government (Section 121 of Indian Penal Code) by carrying out terrorist and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

It said that offences for which the accused have been chargesheeted include those punishable under sections 120B of IPC (criminal conspiracy) and various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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Besides lashkar-e-Taiba chief Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen head Salahuddin, the other 10 persons accused in the final report are - Hurriyat leader Syed Shah Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah, Geelani's personal assistant Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Aftab Ahmad Shah, Media Advisor and strategist of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Chairman of secessionist outfit National Front, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir liberation Front (R), Mohammad Akbar Khanday, media advisor of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Geelani faction), Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, office-bearer of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watal, a hawala conduit and two stone-pelters - Kamran Yusuf and Javed Ahmad Bhat.