Separatist leader’s house attached

Separatist leader’s house attached

Agency News

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has attached the property of Kashmir separatist leader Asiya Andrabi, in connection with a case registered against her. It has been attached as per provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act as the house was being used for terrorist activity.

The NIA, however, clarified that no search was carried out. The NIA is questioning Anees-ul-Islam, son of separatist leader Altaf Ahmed Shah, lodged in Delhi's Tihar Central Jail, in its investigation into the terror funding. Andrabi, who is the face of Kashmir women separatists and is the chief of the banned Dukhtaran-e-Millat, is now in NIA custody in Tihar jail.

The NIA has charged her for waging war against India, giving hate speeches, criminal conspiracy and the under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). the NIA has revealed that separatist leader Asiya Andrabi came in close contact with Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafeez Saaed through a serving Pakistan Army officer who is her relative.

She came into the limelight after she unfurled a Pakistan flag and recited the Pakistani anthem in Srinagar four years ago. Sources in the NIA said that Andrabi's nephew is a captain rank officer in the Pakistan Army and other close relatives also have close links with Pakistan Army and its intelligence agency ISI.

According to media, she also has relatives in Dubai and Saudi Arabia through whom she used to get regular funds for anti-national activities here. The case (RC-10/2017) registered by the NIA against Andrabi indicates that Hafiz Saeed and mastermind behind terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba was funding her for aggravating the law and order situation in the valley.

Further inputs also reveal that hawala operators linked with Lashkar operatives in Saudi Arabia and Lahore were instrumental in sending cash to Andrabi.