Separatist leader Shabir Shah was arrested on Tuesday from his residence where he was under house arrest in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. As per latest report, Shah has been reprimanded to seven-day ED custody by Delhi Court. ED likely to question Shah on his bank accounts.
He was supposed to appear before the ED on June 6 but failed to do so.
Shah has been accused of receiving money through hawala and his involvement came to light after the arrest of a person identified as Aslam Wani in 2005. Aslam Wani an alleged hawala dealer had claimed that he had passed on Rs 2.25 crore to Shabir Shah.
NIA sources tell Republic TV that the arrested Hurriyat leaders have been charged with raising funds for terror act, waging war against India and punishment for being a part of a terror group. As per sources, separatist leaders were in touch with what is now being called JK-48 — 48 ring leaders of stone pelters who were running an organised crime in the Valley.
The source adds that Altaf Fantosh allegedly raised funds for terror activities. Fantosh allegedly paid money to local youth to burn schools in the valley and pelt stones at security forces. Furthermore, as per the source, NIA maintains that Naeem Khan has acted in connivance with terror groups such as LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen.
Earlier on Tuesday, sources told Republic TV that the agency is preparing to summon 22 more Hurriyat leaders. With the addition of the new names, there are 48 leaders who have now been identified. Several social groups network groups have also been cracked.
In a massive crackdown on Hurriyat leaders, the NIA arrested on Monday seven Hurriyat leaders, including Naeem Khan, Bitta Karate, Altaf Fantosh (son-in-law of Syed Ali Shah Geelani), in connection with a terror funding case. It was revealed that these leaders laundered money to create unrest in the Valley.
The hawala money was being used to burn schools, stone-pelting in the Valley. The agency has also prepared a list of 60 stone-pelters who have created unrest in the area.The NIA has said that they have incriminating evidence against the leaders who were arrested on Monday.