Funding J&K unrest: 8 member NIA team to probe the inflow of funds

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Srinagar, Aug 24: An eight member team of the National Investigation Agency will be in Jammu and Kashmir to probe the inflow of funds that were allegedly used to fund the unrest in the Valley.

The NIA team had already sought details from the banks which had reported suspicious transactions over the past one month.

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NIA team to probe funds angle in J&K

The NIA team in coordination with the local police and also the banks will probe into the inflow of funds. A careful scrutiny of the fund flow will be carried out and several people are also likely to be questioned in this regard, an officer informed.

The Intelligence Bureau had reported that around Rs 30 crore had been pumped into the Valley through various sources in a bid to fund the unrest. Following the intelligence bureau report regarding the inflow of money into the Valley, a probe has been initiated based on the directive given by the Ministry for Home Affairs.

According to the report of the intelligence bureau the money came in to fuel the unrest. The money had been spent on paying the stone pelters, organising meetings and also supporting infiltration bids. The probe by the NIA will help track the source of the funds and also reveal who had received the money in the Valley.

Sources tell OneIndia that it is the constant flow of money which has kept the unrest alive.

Stone pelters are paid by separatists amounts ranging from Rs 300 to Rs 800 per day. Further several secret meetings have been organised in the Valley to plan the violence. The money has been used to conduct such meetings as well, officials say.

There has also been a large number of infiltrations that have taken place in the past month taking advantage of the violence. Groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba have appointed guides along the border to help oversee the infiltrations. These guides too have been paid a large sum of money, officials also reveal.

Further the IB report also suggests that large sums of money was also paid  to protestors who were told to target police posts and government buildings.

In the past month, the protestors have burnt down buses too. Such a huge sum of money which has been pumped in was done a the specific cause- to keep the unrest alive.

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