Kashmir unrest: Several J&K bank accounts under NIA lens for sudden inflow of huge funds

 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Intelligence Bureau are keeping a close tab on several bank accounts in Jammu and Kashmir, to probe the inflow of huge funds, which has been reportedly used to fuel the unrest in the Valley. 

Updated: Aug 17, 2016, 20:53 PM IST
Kashmir unrest: Several J&K bank accounts under NIA lens for sudden inflow of huge funds

Srinagar:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Intelligence Bureau are keeping a close tab on several bank accounts in Jammu and Kashmir, to probe the inflow of huge funds, which has been reportedly used to fuel the unrest in the Valley. 

A probe has been initiated based on the directive given by the Ministry for Home Affairs, following a report from an intelligence bureau regarding the inflow of money into the Valley. 

Several bank accounts from the Valley have come under NIA scrutiny for sudden inflow and outflow of huge funds. It is believed that constant flow of money in these accounts from across the border has kept the unrest alive in the Valley. 

Apparently, the separatists have paid amounts ranging from Rs 300 to Rs 800 per day to stone-pelters to cause disturbance and protest against the central and state government. Moreover, several secret meetings have been organised in the Valley to plan the violence. 

There has also been a large number of infiltration activities in the recent past month, a possible attempt by the terrorists from our neighbouring country to take advantage of the violence. Groups such as the Lashkar-e-Toiba have appointed guides along the border to help oversee the infiltration.

A report published in NDTV said that at least Rs 24 crore were pumped into the Valley to escalate the ongoing unrest.

Government officials at the Centre told the news channel that a major portion of the money from across the border has been given to separatist leader Asiya Andrabi's Dukhtranan-e-Millat and Jammat-e-Islami to ensure that the agitation continues.

In what comes as a major worry, the officials believe that the unrest is not going to die soon. They say that the Kashmiri youths are being paid in cash to protest against the security forces.

India has blamed Pakistan of helping terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawaah to incite violence in Kashmir.

Following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen militant, a massive protest took place in Kashmir Valley, that has so far claimed at least 68 lives and left over thousands wounded.