Saturday, 20 May, 1.52 am

NIA to track terror funding to J&K separatists

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched a fresh probe to track the funding to separatist leaders in Kashmir by 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

Sources told DH that a NIA team has landed in Srinagar and registered a preliminary enquiry into the funding to Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani and his associates by Saeed and other Pakistan-based militants.

"After completing the preliminary investigation, the NIA is set to question Syed Geelani, Naeem Khan, Gazi Javed Baba and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate in the coming days," they revealed.

The fresh probe comes in the backdrop of a senior Hurriyat leader spilling the beans in a TV sting operation about a Hafiz-Hurriyat nexus.

The NIA will investigate how the money sent from Pakistan was distributed in the Valley to fuel the unrest.