Srinagar: State Investigation Agency (SIA) Kashmir presented chargesheet against an accused, a resident of Srinagar, in NIA court on Friday.
In a handout issued to GNS, the NIA said that today it presented charge sheet against Hammad Farooq son of Farooq Ahmad Tramboo resident of Kagazgari Mohalla, Nowshera, Srinagar in a militant funding case.
It said a case (FIR No. 09/2021) under relevant sections of law was lodged at Police Station CIK (SIA) Kashmir last year following some credible inputs about Hawala money being pumped in from Gulf countries. Investigation was set into motion for the logical conclusion of the case for judicial determination, it said.
The investigation conducted has revealed that accused had developed links with militants through social media and in pursuance to a “criminal conspiracy hatched with the militants, he received funds through Hawala using Bank channels maintained by him at ICICI Bank, Branch Macleodganj, Himachal Pradesh from Saudi Arabia and Oman”.
It also surfaced that after receiving funds through Hawala, he distributed the same amongst active militants and families/kiths and kins of the killed militant, the SIA said.
“It is pertinent to mention here that the militants from across the border by using the Cyber space are motivating youth of Kashmir to receive and raise funds through their accounts to support militants and other subversive activities,” it said, adding, “Today on 26th of August, 2022, charge sheet of the case has been produced for judicial determination before the Court of Special Judge Designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA), Srinagar.” (GNS)