Kashmir: Police stop Hurriyat leaders' meet called to discuss 'sting operation'

Srinagar: The authorities on Saturday dismissed a Hurriyat meeting scheduled at separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's residence to discuss a sting operation.

File Image of Syed Ali Shah Geelani. AFP

File Image of Syed Ali Shah Geelani. AFP

A Hurriyat spokesman said a large contingent of police and paramilitary was posted outside Geelani's Hyderpora residence.

The news channel showed a video of Nayeem Khan, a senior leader of the Geelani-led Hurriyat, allegedly confessing that he has been receiving funds from Pakistan for stoking unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.

The separatists were allegedly receiving funds from chief of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) Hafiz Saeed to carry out subversive activities in the Valley, including pelting stones at security forces, damaging public property and burning schools and other government establishments.

The spokesman said Khan was also called to the meeting to explain his position.

The National Investigation Agency has also taken cognisance of the news item and has already sent a team to Srinagar to investigate the clandestine fund transfer issue.


Published Date: May 20, 2017 06:33 pm | Updated Date: May 20, 2017 06:53 pm