NIA attaches Hurriyat office in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday attached the office of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) situated at Rajbagh area in summer capital Srinagar, officials said.

Quoting a top official news agency KDC reported that following the court directions a team of NIA officials today reached here and attached the office of All Parties Hurriyat Conference situated at Rajbagh.

Earlier, In an order passed by the Additional Sessions Judge New Delhi Shalinder Malik had ordered that “Immovable property i.e; building office of All Parties Hurriyat Conference at Rajbagh which was earlier used as office of APHC is ordered to be attached. Necessary legal process be carried out in this regard.”

NIA had submitted in the special court that the “property was being used for planning and execution of militant and secessionist activities” and for other offenses and thus invoked the provisions of Section 33 (1) of UAPA to seek attachment of the property.”

The order passed by an NIA court was under the ‘NIA vs Mohammad Hafiz Saeed and others’ pursuant to the orders of MHA dated 30.05.2017 against Hafiz Syed. In its application, the NIA claimed that there is sufficient evidence against Naeem Khan – the accused Hurriyat leader in this case– who “partly owns the property”.

“APHC was the place where meetings were held to strategize different protests, funding activities of stone pelting on security forces, recruiting unemployed youths to carry out unlawfül activities as well as terrorist activities to create an unrest in the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir to wage war against the Government of India,” were the major points that were noted by the Delhi court while passing the order.