| Srinagar |
Printed:September 29, 2017 three:26 am
The NIA has summoned Sheikh Abdul Rashid, the Unbiased MLA from North Kashmir’s Langate constituency who’s also called Engineer Rashid, for questioning in New Delhi on October three in a case associated to alleged funding of terror actions within the Valley, officers mentioned. He’s the primary mainstream politician to be summoned by the company within the case, they mentioned.
Rashid’s title got here up through the interrogation of businessman Zahoor Watali, who was arrested by the NIA for allegedly supplying cash to terror teams and separatists within the Valley. Watali was thought of near mainstream and separatist leaders.
Rashid has denied any involvement within the case and appealed to the J&Okay Meeting Speaker to provoke an inquiry.
He termed the NIA summons a politically motivated stunt and mentioned that peace can’t be maintained by harassing and humiliating real Kashmiri management. “New Delhi ought to introspect and perceive that Kashmiris are neither India’s enemies nor are looking for any decision to the 70-year lengthy dispute on communal traces. However it’s New Delhi which had promised the proper to self-determination for individuals of the united state,’’ he mentioned in an announcement.
He mentioned that as a substitute of questioning him and different leaders, the federal government ought to probe lots of of custodial killings, compelled labour in border areas and atrocities on harmless civilians within the final 29 years. “My life is like an open ebook and my individuals who have voted me the second time as their consultant towards all odds are the perfect choose of my actions,” mentioned Rashid, chairman of the Awami Ittehad Get together (AIP).
The NIA had registered a case on Could 30 towards separatist leaders who’ve allegedly been conniving with militants of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba and different outfits, officers mentioned. The case was lodged for elevating, receiving and gathering funds by way of numerous unlawful means, together with hawala, for funding separatist and terrorist actions and inflicting disruption within the Valley by pelting stones on safety forces, burning faculties, damaging public property and waging struggle towards India, the probe company mentioned within the FIR.
Hafiz Saeed, the Pakistan-based chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a entrance for the banned LeT, has been named within the FIR as an accused. The FIR additionally names organisations comparable to the 2 Hurriyat factions, Hizbul Mujahideen and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat, an all-women separatist outfit.
NIA has secured confessional statements from two of the accused. A confessional assertion is recorded earlier than a judicial Justice of the Peace. The accused confirms in it that she or he is giving an announcement with none strain from the probe company.
Your entire course of is videographed and no investigation officer is current within the courtroom premises through the proceedings. In case of retraction, the company can file a case of perjury.
With inputs from ENS Delhi
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