New Delhi: The Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir lauded the concentrated effort of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on separatists that led to the arrest of seven leaders yesterday on money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley and said that separatist must be shown their real place and that he will end the terrorism and eliminate all elements of separatism.
He went on to say: “In Kashmir, the separatists and terrorists have created tensions and the government is working on ending it. NIA is investigating against those who have given a boost to terrorism. We have to show separatists their real place and end the terrorism. We have to protect people and give security to people. NIA will keep doing its work and no one will stop them. We are working toward success and we will end the terrorism and eliminate all elements of separatism.”
The arrested Hurriyat leaders were brought to the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Delhi on Monday. All the seven of them will be produced before the Patiala House Court today.
The accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The seven separatists include Naeem Khan, Bitta Karate, Altaf Funtus, Ayaz Akbar, T. Saifullah, Meraz Kalwal and Saheed Ul Islam.