NEW DELHI: As part of the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) probe into the terror funding in Jammu and Kashmir, the team which has collected evidence regarding properties of separatist leaders says each leader could be worth at least “a few hundred crores”.
The agency has compiled a dossier in which it has listed properties of each separatist leader. Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah tops the list.
The NIA claims that he has many properties — both legal and benami — in his name as well as registered under his family members and relatives’ names.
“He has about 19 properties. Some are in his name while some are gifted to him by his sisters,” revealed a source.
The source added that Shah has numerous houses, plots and shops in Budgam, Jammu, Pahalgam, Kandipora, Anantnag, Srinagar, Narbal, and Lalpora areas.
Even though the investigation is at preliminary stage, the officer said, they have been able to unearth unaccounted for wealth. “But we still need irrefutable proof that these separatist leaders have been directly funding stone throwers or terrorists in the Valley and that they have received funds from Pakistan for these activities,” he said.