NIA's Chargesheet In Terror Funding Case Lays Bare Pakistan's Role

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NIA's chargesheet in the 2017 terror funding case reveals that Pakistan High Commission extended financial support to accused Yasin Malik and others

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

A day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary chargesheet in the 2017 terror funding case against Yasin Malik and four others, details have of the chargesheet have been accessed. Republic TV's September 30 newsbreak on Pakistan's alleged links with Yasin Malik and others in the terror-funding case has been confirmed from the details of the chargesheet accessed in the matter.

In the supplementary chargesheet, the NIA has stated that Pakistan High Commission's role has under the light for its alleged role in supporting the separatists for their continued funding in propagating terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. The 3,000 chargesheet claimed that Pakistan High Commission supported the separatists by allocating funds via financial conduits to create tensions in the Kashmir valley.

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NIA files chargesheet

On Friday, the NIA filed the chargesheet against Yasin Malik, along with Rashid Engineer, Asiya Andrabi, Shabir Shah, and Masarat Alam Bhat. Malik was brought to Delhi in April after weeks of questioning in the case by the NIA. The chargesheet will allegedly unravel a larger conspiracy nailing the close links of the separatist leaders with Pakistani agents. Earlier sources have stated that Yasin Malik along with other separatist leaders collected funds from the business community in the Valley and were in touch with some officials of Pakistan High Commission.

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2017 terror funding case

The case pertains to alleged terror-funding in the Valley in 2017, JuD chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. The offences for which the accused - Yasin Malik, Rashid Engineer, Asiya Andrabi, Shabir Shah, and Masarat Alam Bhat - were chargesheeted fall under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging war against government of India), 121A (conspiracy to wage war) and 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. During the investigation of the case, the NIA carried out searches at nine locations in Jammu and Kashmir during when 400 electronic devices along with 85 incriminating documents were seized.

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