Terror funding case: NIA seizes incriminating documents pertaining to Zahoor Watali
In an ongoing probe into terror funding case, the NIA has unearthed incriminating documents pertaining to Zahoor Watali, who was arrested by the investigating agency earlier this month.
The seized documents reportedly contain details of Watali's financial transactions which can significantly strengthen NIA's case against Watali.
The NIA seized the documents during a search at Trison Farms and Construction Pvt Ltd's office in Srinagar's Barbarshah which is owned by Watali.
Zahoor Watali, who is suspected of acting as a conduit for illegally remitting funds to the separatists, terrorists and stone-pelters in Kashmir was arrested by the National Investigation Agency earlier in August.
His arrest was carried out following the searches conducted by the NIA on August 16 at multiple locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla.
The searches have unearthed highly incriminating material pertaining to receipt of funds by Zahoor Watali from foreign sources and its further distribution to the terrorists and separatists in Kashmir valley for anti-India activities.
Earlier on June 3, the NIA had searched Zahoor Watali's house in Srinagar and seized incriminating documents pertaining to several financial transactions and land deals. The property documents seized have shown huge amount of cash transactions in sale and purchase.
Zahoor Watali was earlier arrested in the year 1990 by the Jammu & Kashmir Police, after it was found that he was involved in some anti-national activity. He was taken into custody along with Yaseen Malik, Sajjad Gani Lone, Bilal Lone and others and was jailed for eight months at Jammu.