Jammu & Kashmir

Fourth charge sheet against eight in militancy funding case, says SIA

Armed forces deployment in Kashmir. [ FPK Photo]

Jammu: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) Jammu on Tuesday filed a 4th supplementary charge sheet against six more accused in a case relating to militancy funding in India, taking the total toll of accused to 18.

In statement, the SIA said that Mohd Sharief Chechi, Farooq Ahmad Jungal, and Saif Din who were arrested by SIA recently have been charge-sheeted under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, Narcotic Drug Psychotropic Substance Act and Indian Penal code relating to criminal conspiracy, raising funds for Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.

SIA Jammu has seized an amount of Rs 10 lac and freezed more than Rs 70 lac in bank accounts which were the proceeds from narcotics smuggled from PoK. Other 3 accused namely Hamidullah Khuroo, Farooq Ahmad Shawl and Javid Ahmad Chalkoo, all HM militants, are evading their arrest and are presently in Pakistan.

The spokesman further stated that the accused were involved in smuggling Heroin from PaK in Uri, Hathlanga, Baramulla and further transporting and selling of heroin in Jammu to generate huge proceeds which was further planned to be delivered to OGWs of HM, a proscribed militant organization.

The same was deposited in banking channels for further distribution to fuel anti-national activities and other militant acts to challenge the sovereignty, integrity and security of India, he said.

SIA Jammu by filing the fourth chargesheet and making arrests has prevented huge amounts of money from entering into the channels of militant activities.

The SIA crackdown over accused involved has prevented lives of many of our youths from being spoiled, he said.

Out of the total accused, proceedings for attaching their property under section 82/83 have been initiated. This will have a big dent on the property created by the accused using the militant money, he said.

SIA Investigation revealed that there is a well organized drug syndicate, including Farooq Ahmad Naikoo who was operating from Dubai, Mohd Rafiq Najar,Mubashir Mushtaq Fafoo, Ainaz Ahmad Sayam, Mohd Sharief Chechi, Farooq Ahmad Jungal , Saif Din, who after hatching conspiracy with HM militants Farooq Ahmad Shawl, Hamidullah Khuroo, Tariq Ahmad Malla and Javid Chalkoo operating from Pakistan infused narcotics into the Indian territory and further transported the said narcotics to Jammu for generating huge funds to be used for funding secessionist and militant activities, reads the statement. (GNS)

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