NIA in Srinagar to quiz Geelani, three others

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The NIA has also taken cognisance of a news item related to the recording of conversations between a TV reporter and leaders of separatist groups operating in the Kashmir Valley in this regard, he said.

"The probe has just begun". A team visited Srinagar on Friday and began a probe.

The Foreign Office Spokesman said that in line with its policy of extending moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris, Pakistan has sent a letter from the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to apprise the latter on India plans of changing the demography in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and to seek the UN intervention.

The PE names LeT patron Hafiz Saeed as one of the sources for the funds, in addition to other unknown persons in Pakistan.

Prior, the NIA had enlisted a preparatory enquiry (PE) against Hurriyat pioneers including Geelani, Naeem Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Gazi Javed Baba and others.

The NIA team arrived in Srinagar today to question those named in the PE and to collect documentary evidence against them.

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Talking about occupied Kashmir, the spokesperson said Hindu terrorist group, RSS, has been making its place to carry out its activists and establishing its units in Occupied Kashmir.

An apparent example of how the kith and kin of these Hurriyat leaders availed the above-mentioned is the faction of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, which inversely always has goaded the youth of Kashmir to come out on the roads and leave their studies for a "bigger cause", indirectly urging them for "stone-pelting".

IGP Kashmir, Muneer Khan, told Rising Kashmir that police have started verifying the reports of alleged Hurriyat funding.

"There have been instances and specific reporting about leaders of the Hurriyat conference receiving funds through unapproved and illegal sources", said Kohli.

It had added that the NIA had been directed to investigate these "fabricated cases" in an attempt to "pressurise the leadership" because authorities have been unable to control the clashes in Kashmir.

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