New Delhi: Investigation by NIA has revealed that between 2004 and 2011, there was illegal funding to the tune of over 80 crore from Pakistan to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) for carrying out terrorist activities in India.
Mohammad Shafi Shah was an active terrorist of HM who had collected huge amount from Pakistan and distributed
these funds to the active cadres of HM in J&K to carry out the terrorist acts. Talib Lali was a co-conspirator and he used to collect funds from Mohammad Shafi Shah and was distributing these funds to the active terrorists of HM in Kashmir valley. He also motivated and recruited youngsters to join HM. Another person Muzaffar Ahmad Dar (Chief Operation Commander of HM) had hatched a criminal conspiracy to carry forward terrorist activities of HM in India by raising funds. One more person Mushtaq Ahmad Lone was in contact with Zaffar Hussain Bhatt @ Khursheed, top leader of HM, who has been managing the finance of HM in Pakistan. Mushtaq Ahmad Lone used to receive funds from Pakistan through hawala and human couriers. Then he was distributing this money among the HM cadres and family members of the killed terrorists of HM.
NIA had registered the case (RC No. 11/2011/NIA-DLI) on 25 October 2011 under Section 120 B read with 121 A of Indian Penal Code and Section 17, 18, 39 & 40 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 against persons based in Pakistan. These were Mohd. Yusuf Shah @ Syed Salahuddin, Selfstyled Commander in Chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and Chairman, United Jihad Council (UJC); Gulam Nabi Khan @ Ameer Khan, Self-styled Dy. Commander in Chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM); Mehboob-ul-Haq (Chairman, JKART), Masroor Dar (General Secretary, JKART), Masood Sarfaraz and Ameer belonging to Hizb-e-Islami, a Pakistan based organization supporting terrorist activities in J&K by providing funds from Pakistan to HM.
NIA had earlier submitted charge sheet against 12 accused persons including Syed Salahuddin and Ghulam Nabi Khan.
This past Friday, 9 July, the Special Judge (NIA), Patiala House Courts, New Delhi pronounced order on charge in the NIA Case RC 11/2011/NIA/DLI against the accused persons, namely Mohammad Shafi Shah, @ Doctor, @ Dawood, @ Nisar son of late Abdul Gani Shah, resident of Watmohalla, Papchan, P.S. Bandipora, District Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir; Talib Lali @ Talib Hussain Lali @ Waseem @ Abu Umer sone of Khan Zaman, resident of Marigul, Bazipora, Ajas, District; Muzaffar Ahmad Dar @ 19, @ Gaznavi, @ Mohd Ali sone of Abdul Khaliq Dar, resident of Chichiloora, Post Office and Police Station Magam, District Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir; Mushtaq Ahmad Lone @ mushtaq aalam son of Abdul Hamid Lone, resident of Kanelwan, Bijbehara, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir and framed charges against them under various sections of IPC and UA(P) Act.