NIA Investigation Reveals  Mehbooba Mufti Key Player In  “Political-Separatist-Terrorist” Nexus, Financed Hizbul Activities In J&KFormer J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A chargesheet was filed on Monday (22 March) by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) special court in the Hizbul Mujahideen terror funding case.

The chargesheet was filed against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth wing president Waheed ur Rehman Parra and two others for their alleged links to terror cases involving Hizbul Mujahideen commander Naveed Babu.

Parra is reportedly a close aide of former chief minister of J&K and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti,

Parra was arrested last year in November after multiple rounds of questioning. Davinder Singh, the suspended Jammu and Kashmir deputy superintendent of police, was also arrested in connection with the case.

The chargesheet claims that Parra was a crucial player in sustaining the “political-separatist-terrorist” nexus, apart from financing the activities of the Hizbul Mujahideen.

“The investigations revealed that Parra was part of the conspiracy for raising and transferring of terror funds to Hizbul Mujahideen militants for procurement of terrorist hardware and was also a crucial player in sustaining political-separatist-terrorist nexus in J&K,” NIA spokesperson Jaya Roy was quoted as saying by HT.

Hizbul Mujahideen (which loosely translates to ‘party of holy religious fighters’) is a radical Islamist terror group, and has been responsible for carrying out multiple terror attacks in India. The group aims to merge Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan through violent Jihad.

The group is banned by European Union, India, Canada, and the United States, but is a lawfully-operating organisation in Pakistan with headquarters reportedly located in Muzaffarabad and a liaison office in Islamabad.

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