JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

Michele Moreno
September 8, 2017

Separatists have been arrested so that they can not create any kind of ruckus in Kashmir or perhaps Delhi after of their protest march.

The arrest comes a day after the Joint Hurriyat leadership of Kashmir announced to hold a day long protest in New Delhi outside the headquarters of National Investigation Agency (NIA) over arrests and warrants against dozens of hurriyat leaders since last few months. The J&K police and the CRPF have laid siege around these locations to facilitate smooth raids, the official sources said.

He said that so-called PDP government which to befool people is trying to portray that as if it knows nothing about NIA terror, is actually acting as an abettor and facilitator to NIA and today my arrest, and the house arresting Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq actually exposes dubious politics of PDP rulers. The NIA is reported to have seized Rs. 2.2 crore in cash during the raids and also detected "suspicious" foreign transactions of about 100 crore during the investigation.

Ahead of the protest march by the separatist leaders to Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested and shifted to Central Jail on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the authorities placed Mr. Geelani and the Mirwaiz under house arrest.

The NIA is also questioning Kashmir Bar Association president Mian Abdul Qayoom and Naeem Geelani and Naseem Geelani, sons of Syed Ali Geelani.

Mr Qayoom was questioned by the agency for over seven hours on Wednesday.

Lawyers in the valley have made a decision to stay away from courts till Qayoom returned from Delhi. DG NIA Sharad Kumar had told reporters, "The raids have been carried out in several places in Delhi, Srinagar and Gurugram in connection with terror funding".

The ED had on June 23 registered money laundering case against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and members of Hurriyat Conference in connection with the alleged terror funding from across the border to stoke unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

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