20 Kashmir separatists, 200 plush properties and a sham called 'Azadi'
20 separatists from Kashmir are under the radar of the National Investigation Agency. 200 plush properties on prime land in different parts of the country owned by them are also under the radar of the NIA. In short this tells us that the Azad is a sham.
The NIA which is probing the Kashmir terror funding case has arrested at least 8 big-wigs who have been chanting the Azadi slogan for long. What the NIA has found is that these separatists believe more in property and less in Azadi.
Funds have been systematically diverted into their personal accounts. They have in turn purchased properties left, right and centre in several places. Properties in Kashmir, Srinagar, Delhi's Greater Kailash, Noda and even London are under the scanner of the NIA.
The separatists who are under the scanner are, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Naseem Geelani, Nayeem Geelani, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Zahoor Watali, Ghuma, Nabi Sumji, Asadullah Allahi, Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Rasheed, Aga Saveed Hassan, Mehraj-ud-din, Mohd Yousef Lone, Mohd Mir, Bashir Ahmed Bhat, Asiya Andrabi and Nayeem Mohammed Khan and Farooq Ahmed Bagoo.
The NIA says that money would flow in large numbers into the Valley. The likes of Zahoor Watali was in fact a point man for the separatists and the ISI. Watai, a prominent businessman from Sringar was arrested by the NIA last week. He knew the who is who in Pakistan and would often pick up the funds from the Pakistan High Commission and then move to the separatists at a commission of 9 per cent.
Sources say that the funds were meant to create the unrest. Funds would be used to pay terrorists roaming the Valley. The money was also used to pay salaries to stone pelters. However a major chunk of it would be diverted for their own personal gains. The separatists have for several years now used funds for their personal gains and that is evident in their life-style and also the prime properties that they own.