Altaf Ahmed Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with Terror Funding.
PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which was in power in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with the BJP, was investing money in the Hurriyat Conference to maintain separatist activities in the Valley. This has been revealed in the investigation of the case related to the suspended DSP Davinder Singh of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Babu.
The PDP formed a government in Jammu and Kashmir on March 1, 2015 in alliance with the BJP. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed became the Chief Minister. After Saeed died on 7 January 2016, his daughter Mehbooba Mufti was sworn in as Chief Minister on 4 April 2016. However, the BJP broke away from the coalition on 19 June 2018.
NIA filed charge sheet on 22 March
On March 22, the NIA filed a supplementary charge sheet against three people, including the head of the arrested PDP youth wing, Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, including two gunners – Shaheen Ahmed Lone and Tafjul Hussain Parimu. He is allegedly accused of working as a financier for the Hizbul Mujahideen.
The disturbance of the valley was the motive
The NIA claimed in its charge sheet, “Parra gave Rs 5 crore to the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) separatist leader Altaf Ahmad Shah alias Altaf Funtush, named in the NIA charge sheet in the terror-funding case. The aim was to maintain unrest in the Kashmir Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani. “
Separatist leader Altaf Ahmed in Tihar
Altaf Ahmed Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with Terror Funding in Jail. In the chargesheet, the NIA stated, “An amount of Rs 5 crore was given by Parra to the Hurriyat Conference on behalf of the PDP to maintain separatist activities.”
Close to Altaf Ahmed Shah Parra
The charge sheet also claimed that Altaf Ahmad Shah was a close aide of Parra and was in constant touch with Parra during the turmoil in the valley after Burhan Wani was killed by the security forces. Parra was arrested by the NIA in October last year. He recently won the District Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
This was also part of the conspiracy
The official said that the Parra Terror was part of a conspiracy to raise and transfer funds for Hizbul Mujahideen militants for the purchase of hardware and was also an important link in maintaining political-separatist-terrorist nexus in Jammu and Kashmir. Parra was instrumental in increasing the PDP’s influence in southern Kashmir, particularly in the militancy-hit Pulwama district.
Conspiracy to raise money for ammunition
The NIA has also alleged that Parra, along with accused Irfan Shafi Mir, Davinder Singh and Syed Naveed Mushtaq, to raise funds for the Hizbul Mujahideen in connection with the purchase of arms and ammunition to sustain terrorist activities in the Kashmir Valley A conspiracy was hatched to raise funds.
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