Pakistan doled out Rs 200 crore to separatists, terrorists, and Hurriyat leaders to create unrest in Jammu & Kashmir after the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahiddin commander Burhan Wani in July 2016.
The money arrived through hawala route via Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and Ballimaran from Saudi Arabia/Dubai and the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi played a major role in this regard.
India’s most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed had also paid Rs 10-12 crore to All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC-Geelani) chief SAS Geelani to carry out anti-India agitation after the killing of Burhan Wani.
In a chargesheet filed in the terror funding case in the Patiala House court, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) has revealed that Pakistan was also offering fellowship and scholarship programme to the children of the people of Jamnu & Kashmir if they are ready to join terror groups.
According to the chargesheet, Nayeem Khan, an accused in the Jammu & Kashmir terror funding case, revealed that the secessionists and terrorists of the Valley were receiving financial support from Pakistan and would have received approximately Rs 200 crore to organise anti-India protests and agitations after the killing of Burhan Wani.
“These funds have reached them from Saudi Arabia/Dubai through hawala via Ballimaran and Chandni Chowk in Delhi.
APHC(G) chief SAS Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq (APHC-M) and Yasin Malik of JKLF (Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front) received funds from Pakistan, and the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi played a major role in this regard.”
Khan further revealed that Hafiz Saeed had paid Rs 10-12 crore during anti India agitation after killing of Burhan Wani,” the chargesheet said.
The chargesheet filed by the NIA on January 18 had named 12 accused, including Lashkar-e-Tayyeba chief Hafiz Saeed, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen supremo Syed Salahuddin and seven Kashmiri separatist leaders.
As per chargesheet, Bitta Karate, another separatist leader of the Kashmir Valley claimed that he has his cadre in every part of Kashmir who could act on his call at any given point of time and fuel unrest.
“When given an offer of financial support, Bitta Karate put forth a demand of Rs 70 crore for fuelling unrest up to six month,” the NIA alleged.