SIA file charge sheet in terror funding case

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police’s State Investigation Agency on Monday presented charge sheet against three accused persons in an alleged terror funding case.

Officials said the accused Danish Ahmad Koul and Faizan Ishtiyaq Kharadi both residents of Srinagar were found involved in allegedly raising funds from Saudi Arabia and Muscat Oman as part of a criminal conspiracy hatched with Pakistan based terror handler namely Mohammad Farooq Abdul Aziz.

“The funds raised were pumped to support terrorist activities in J&K,” the anti terror agency said in a statement.

It said after strenuous investigation, SIA Kashmir gathered vital evidences against the accused persons and filed the charge sheet after the allegations were established against them in 2021 case under section 13,17,18,20,38,39 and 40 of UA(P)A of Police Station CIK/SIA Kashmir and supplementary charge sheet was presented before the Designated Court Srinagar.

A charge sheet against one more accused Hamaad Farooq Tramboo has already been presented before the court and he is presently facing trial.

“During the investigation conducted by SIA Kashmir it was established that funds raised from the foreign soil were subsequently laundered through banking channels/money exchange and further deposited in the bank accounts of the family members of killed/active terrorists for sustenance of terrorism/secessionism and for furthering unlawful terrorist activities in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. The money was chiefly channelized through the accounts of Hamaad Farooq Tramboo- a notorious OGW,” the SIA said.

It is also in place to mention that the accused duo Danish and Faizan were evading arrest for long and accordingly the SIA had opened Look Out Circulars (LOC) against them.

“Subsequently they were apprehended in the case and today the charge sheet was presented against them within in the stipulated time,” the agency said.

SIA Kashmir reiterated that its prosecution staff will vigorously follow the case before the Court to ensure that all the accused persons are brought to justice.


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