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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary chargesheet before a Delhi court on Friday against Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik and four other Kashmiri separatists for allegedly conspiring to wage a war against the central government by carrying out terrorist and secessionist activities.
The chargesheet, running into 3,000 pages, claimed that Pakistan’s high commission supported the separatists through transfer of funds via financial conduits to create unrest in the Valley.
The NIA claimed incriminating chats and emails were recovered from the email ac
counts of Malik and Shabir Shah, which showed details of receipt of funds from Pakistan and other countries.
Besides Malik, the agency has named banned Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi; J&K Democratic Freedom Party founder Shabir Shah; J&K Muslim League chairman Masarat Alam, and Abdul Rashid Sheikh, exMLA and chief of Awami Ittehad Party, as accused.
The NIA claimed the five accused hatched a conspiracy by collaborating to “form various protest calendars and acThe
home ministry has handed over to the NIA the case relating to multiple recoveries of arms and ammunition in Punjab late last month, suspected to have been delivered by drones sent from Pakistan. An NIA officer confirmed the agency has re-registered the case originally filed by Punjab police. “An NIA team reached Amritsar on Thursday for further investigations,” the officer told TOI. Punjab police had earlier claimed that weapons were sent from across the western border via drones launched by Pakistan’s ISI and state-sponsored ‘jihadi’ and pro-Khalistan terror outfits working under its command.
tion plans in order to launch violent agitation”, systematic bandhs and large-scale economic shutdown in order to cripple the administrative machinery and to create disaffection towards the administration.
“Hurriyat leaders, terrorists and stone-pelters are carrying out terror attacks and orchestrating... other subversive and secessionist activities in J&K as part of a wellplanned criminal conspiracy hatched with the active support, connivance and funding from Pakistani agencies and terror organisations to achie
ve their nefarious objective of securing secession of J&K,” the chargesheet said.
The agency claimed to have gathered proof against Masarat Alam. It said investigations had established Asiya Andrabi’s nexus with different militant and terror outfits and with hawala conduit Zahoor Watali. The NIA claimed to have recovered text messages, chats, emails, WhatsApp logs and videos that allegedly indicated the nexus between those chargesheeted earlier and the five accused.
Full report on www.toi.in New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday reiterated the Modi government’s policy of “zero tolerance” toward terrorism and smuggling of weapons, narcotics and cattle into India from across the borders, and asked the heads of various border guarding forces to submit a detailed action plan to counter these challenges.
Shah, while chairing a meeting to review border security, also stressed on the need to ensure proper facilities for housing, health and training of border personnel. “We must keep in mind that 130 crore countrymen are safe because of these personnel,” he said.
The review was attended by the home secretary, senior
home ministry officials, and directors-general of Border Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Assam Rifles.
The meeting is believed to have discussed issues like rise in infiltration in J&K following the abrogation of Article 370; illegal immigration from Bangladesh; as well as smuggling of narcotics (on the western border) and cattle (on the eastern border).