Srinagar: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen has termed the statement of Inspector General of Police (Jammu) M K Sinha that the outfit is engaged in smuggling narcotics into J&K as baseless.
Hizb chief spokesperson Saleem Hashmi in a statement issued said: “Hizb-ul-Mujahideen is fighting for the cause of Islam and freedom of Kashmir. Our organization and drugs are poles apart.”
“Before accusing Hizb of being involved in such menace, IGP Jammu must take a look inside and keep a check on black-sheep in its own ranks who for petty material gains are playing with the lives of innocent children and youth,” Hashmi said.
Hizb-ul-Mujahideen considers those dealing with narcotics as worse and dangerous than those involved in flesh trade, the spokesperson said.
Sinha had said, “Hizbul Mujahideen cadre are being directed to provide a boost to narcotic smuggling here, and they have tasked their Over Ground Workers (OGWs) to establish smuggling rackets, there is no doubt about that.”