NIA court to frame charges against Hizb-ul-Mujhahideen chief on Oct 8

New Delhi: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court will frame charges against Hizb-ul-Mujhahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and 11 others on October 8.

The court is likely to pass the order in case of Salahuddin for allegedly receiving funds from Pakistan for carrying out terror activities.

Out of the 11, eight are based in Pakistan and have been declared proclaimed offenders by the court earlier.

They have been named in the charge sheet for the offences punishable under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 121-A (conspiring to commit certain offences against the state) of the IPC and under various provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

NIA, in its charge sheets, had alleged that Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) was “regularly receiving funds from neighbouring country” and the funds were given to “active terrorists, families of killed terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.”

It had said that about Rs 80 crore was received for terror activities in India in past eight years and funds continued to come from Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

NIA had said that “in the garb of one Jammu Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust (JKART), the terror outfit is actively involved in furthering the terrorist activities in India.”