NIA files charge sheet against Yasin Malik, others in terror funding case

The National Investigation Agency today filed supplementary charge sheet before a Delhi court against Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front Chief Yasin Malik and others in 2017 terror funding case.

Separatists Asiya Andrabi, Shabir Shah, Masarat Alam Bhat have also been named as accused in the charge sheet for criminal conspiracy and carrying out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Former J&K MLA Rashid Engineer has also been named in the charge sheet. NIA has also claimed that the accused were in touch with people across the border in Pakistan.

Yasin Malik is a Kashmiri separatist leader and former militant who advocates the separation of Kashmir from both India and Pakistan. He is the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, which originally spearheaded armed militancy in the Kashmir Valley.

The matter pertains to 2017 where a case was filed against terrorists belonging to Jammat ud Dawah, Duktaran-e-Millat, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and other separatist leaders in the State of J&K for raising, receiving and collecting funds for funding separatist and terrorist activities in Jammu & Kashmir and entering into a larger conspiracy for causing disruption in Kashmir valley and for waging war against India.