Hurriyat suspends Naeem Khan after he confesses taking money from Pakistan, LeT for Kashmir unrest; NIA probe begins
The Hurriyat leader called an emergency meeting after a media group expose showed one of its leader Naeem Khan admitting to receiving funding from Pakistan to create unrest in the Kashmir Valley.
New Delhi: The Hurriyat leader called an emergency meeting after a media group expose showed one of its leader Naeem Khan admitting to receiving funding from Pakistan to create unrest in the Kashmir Valley.
Khan, the chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Front (JKNF), was suspended by the Hurriyat Conference after a TV channel alleged showed him accepting money from Pakistani people to fan unrest in the valley.
Naeem reportedly confessed to his involvement in the act and therefore, has been suspended from the party until further inquiries are conducted, said a Hindustan Times report.
Khan has been summoned by the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction to clarify on his statement over the revelations he made to 'India Today' Group, where he allegedly confessed to accepting money from Pakistan and how the Hurriyat was spending it to create the unrest in the Valley.
The chief of JKNF, earlier today, had told reporters in the capital that the sting operation was fake and doctored.
Following the video, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered a preliminary enquiry against Khan, including Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Gazi Javed Baba and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) chairman Farooq Ahmed Dar.
Responding to this, Khan said that the Indian establishment is using the media to suppress his voice and added that he is ready to face the investigation.
"If they are trying to threaten us it won't work. We have been facing the Indian state for the last 35 years. If they want to investigate, they should, who is stopping them? The investigation should be open, transparent, but we don't believe in Indian agencies," Khan told ANI.
"They are using media as its security arm. When they hanged Afzal Guru, judiciary was used; now in order to suppress me they are using media," he added.