(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)
'Babu Singh Was In Touch With Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen, JKLF Separatists'
Jammu- The State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Police on Saturday filed charges against former minister Jatinder Singh alias Babu Singh and two others in a case of terror funding at a local court here.
In a statement issued here, an SIA spokesperson said that chargesheet was filed against former minister Babu Singh, Mohd Shareef Shah of Larnoo Anantnag and Mohd Hussain Khateeb of Doda in a case (FIR No.73/2022) filed at the police station Gandhi Nagar.
Shah, the spokesperson said, was arrested by police along with an amount of Rs 6, 90,000, meant for Jatinder Singh alias Babu Singh. The amount, he said, was intended to be used for the anti-national activities of Babu Singh and his party namely“Nature Mankind Friendly Global Party”.
“Babu Singh was in touch with the terrorists of Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen outfit (a proscribed terror organization) and separatists of JKLF (an unlawful association). These inimical entities had sent this terror fund from Pakistan through their associates for Babu Singh's party,” the spokesperson said.
“The vision document of this party floated by accused Babu Singh was to make J&K, PoK and Gilgit Baltistan as one independent country by making a condominium of Pakistan and India, for having joint control over currency, external affairs and finance,” he added.
The spokesperson further said that the investigation has revealed that Babu Singh was in contact with Khateeb, currently in Pakistan, over encrypted social media applications and had clandestinely visited Dubai for arranging funds.
Shah, he said, was designated as Secretary of the party, who received funds at Kashmir through unknown person and travelled to Jammu to hand over the same to Babu Singh.
He further said that the money arranged by Khateeb were seized by police from Shah before he could hand over this terror fund to Babu Singh.
“The investigation has established that Babu Singh was conducting online meetings and interviews with adversary and in his online address he has compared Maqbool Bhat with Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev and has termed Maqbool Bhat as Freedom Fighter and Martyr of J&K, who laid down his life for the independence of Jammu and Kashmir,” the spokesperson said.
In one of such online interviews in context of abrogation of Article 370, the spokesperson said, Babu Singh had challenged and threatened the Government of India to desist from further breaking Jammu and Kashmir.
“The association of Babu Singh with Mohd. Hussain Khateeb and other cadres of HM outfit, operating from Pakistan has also been established in investigation. Anti-national and highly inflammatory content has been recovered by SIA form the mobile phone of Babu Singh which establishes his intention to damage and threaten the unity, integrity and sovereignty of India,” the spokesperson said.
He further said that for all these acts, of omission and commission, offences under sections 13,16,17,18,20,38,39 & 40 of UA (P) Act 1967 have been attracted against Babu Singh and others.
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