New Delhi: For the first time, NIA will be sending a judicial request to Pakistan soon for the arrest of chief of Hizbul Mujahideen terror group Syed Salahuddin, declared a proclaimed offender and chargesheeted by the agency for allegedly pumping money into Jammu and Kashmir for terror activities.
NIA sources said that permission from the government had been received to send a Letters Rogatory (LR) to Pakistan asking the authorities to arrest Salahuddin, who has taken shelter in Pakistan since 1989, and seven others named as proclaimed offenders named in the chargesheet filed yesterday.
It is the first case in which Salahuddin has been declared a proclaimed offender, paving the way for authorities to send an LR for his arrest.
The NIA charge sheet showed that Rs 13 crore had been pumped into the Kashmir Valley for Jammu and Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust (JKART), an organisation used by Hizbul Mujahideen terror group to finance terror activities in the state.
During the investigation, the flow of funds raised and distributed by Hizbul Muajahideen was established and different channels used to send funds to the state by Hizbul Majahideen like hawala, banking network, cross border trade etc. Were investigated.
The NIA said that the probe had found that the accused Mohd Shafi Shah alias Dawood had allegedly collected amount to the tune of Rs 13 crore and distributed it for carrying out terrorist activities at the behest of Hizbul Mujahideen.
The others named in the charge sheet include Salahuddin`s deputy Gulam Nabi Khan alias Amir Khan, Umer Farooq Shera alias Mehboob-ul-Haq, Manzoor Ahmed Dar alias Masroor Dar, Zaffar Hussain Bhat alias Khursheed, Nazir Ahamd Dar alias Shabir Ellahi, Abdul Majeed Sofi alias Majeed Bisati and Mubarak Shah. They have been charged with various provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.