New Delhi, June 17:Investigations into the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case has revealed that Zahoor Ahamad Shah Watali is one of the main hawala conduits who used to generate and receive funds from Pakistan, ISI, UAE and had floated various shell companies to disguise foreign remittances for further transfer to separatist leaders and stone pelters in the valley.
These funds were used to fuel unrest in the Kashmir valley and organise violent agitations and anti-India activities which resulted in large scale violence leading to numerous injuries and deaths of civilians and security forces.
New Delhi, June 08:The current dispensation is clearly not interested in track 2 at Kashmir. Clearly this formula has not worked and separatists and terrorists have used the peace offering to their advantage and have been spreading havoc in the Valley.
In the next couple of months, both the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate would tighten the noose further around the separatists, who are already under investigation for various crimes committed by them.
New Delhi, Apr 20:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has tightened the noose around the separatists of Kashmir in connection with the terror funding case. NIA officials say that this was a tough and tricky case as it involved dwelling in the various ways that the separatists and terrorists used to bring funds into the Valley and foment terror.
New Delhi, Apr 06:Terming them as undeserving, the Jammu and Kashmir state administration in consultation with the Centre has withdrawn security cover to 919 persons.
This move led to 2,768 police personnel and 389 vehicles to be used in providing security cover in other law and order duties in the state. The list of those persons who lost their security cover includes 22 separatists of J&K.
New Delhi, Mar 30: From attaching a house belonging to Kashmir separatist, Shabir Shah to imposing penalty on hawala operatives, the Enforcement Directorate continued its action in the terror funding case.
The Enforcement Directorate has identified several properties in Delhi and 30 in Jammu and Kashmir, which belong to the separatists. On Friday, the ED attached a property in Srinagar linked to separatist, Shabir Shah in connection with a 14 year old terror funding and money laundering case.
New Delhi, Mar 19:Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq did not appear before the NIA in New Delhi on Monday for questioning in connection with a terror funding case and said he was willing to be quizzed here as he fears for his security in the national capital.
New Delhi, Mar 16:Furthering the probe into terror financing in Jammu and Kashmir, the Income Tax department has unearthed property papers, jewellery and undisclosed cash to the tune of crores of rupees.
The department searched at least five locations in Kashmir. “These actions are part of the department’s continued drive against use of black money by disruptive elements in the state. The operations also send a message of deterrence and obviation to those intending to vitiate the democratic process of free and fair elections,” the IT department said.
New Delhi, Mar 13:The Enforcement Directorate will continue to attach properties of Kashmir separatists, in connection with the terror funding probe. Earlier this week, the ED attached a property belonging to Zahoor Watali, a fund manager for the separatists.