A National Investigation Agency (NIA ) special court on Friday issued non-bailable warrants against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin for their involvement in terror-funding in Jammu and Kashmir.
The central agency had approached the court seeking NBWs against two global terrorist leaders’ on the basis of evidence that they were funding the terror activities in Kashmir valley and other parts of India.
NIA said that Saeed and Salahuddin mobilised Pakistan-trained terrorists and pushed them into India in connivance with secessionist and separatist leaders for waging war against India with the nefarious design of seceding Jammu and Kashmir from India.
The NIA has already filed chargesheet in the instant case on January 18 against 12 accused people including Saeed and Salahuddin.
It filed a 12,794-page charge sheet against Saeed and Salahuddin for conspiring to wage war against the government (Section 121 of Indian Penal Code) by carrying out terrorist and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
During its probe, NIA had conducted searches at over 60 locations spread across Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Delhi and seized over 950 incriminating documents and over 600 electronic devices.
Over 300 witnesses were examined during the probe.
NIA has said that the scrutiny and analysis of the documents and digital devices established that the accused Hurriyat leaders, the terrorists and the stone-pelters were carrying out terrorist attacks and orchestrating violence in Jammu and Kashmir as a part of their “well-planned” criminal conspiracy.
It said that conspiracy was hatched with active support, connivance and funding from terrorist organisations based in Pakistan and its agencies to achieve their objective of secession of the Jammu and Kashmir by waging war against the Indian government.