Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Celebration chief Waheed Ur Rehman Para allegedly paid Rs 10 lakh to terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen to make sure its assist forward of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, an investigation by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) is alleged to have discovered.
The Central company arrested Para in November, simply forward of the District Growth Council (DDC) polls in J&Ok, in reference to its probe into suspended DySP Davinder Singh’s hyperlinks with the Hizbul.
Para, who received the polls from his constituency in Pulwama, is presently in jail.
When contacted, Para’s lawyer T N Raina declined to touch upon this particular NIA declare. However in his bail software filed earlier than the NIA particular court docket in Jammu earlier this month, Para denied all allegations of Hizbul hyperlinks and advised he was being framed “for settling political scores with a political social gathering”.
Sources stated the cash was allegedly delivered to Hizbul operative Syed Mushtaq Naveed alias Naveed Babu by way of Davinder Singh.
The previous J&Ok police officer had allegedly acquired the cash at Srinagar airport — the place he was posted then — and had carried the identical hidden in a tiffin field.
Davinder Singh was arrested on January 11, 2020, travelling in his Hyundai i10 automotive with Naveed Babu, Hizbul district commander for Shopian and Ganderbal; and Hizbul operative Rafi Ahmed Dar.
LoC dealer Tanveer Ahmed Wani; advocate Irfan Shafi Mir and Naveed’s brother Syed Irfan Ahmad had been later arrested by NIA as soon as the case was transferred to it.
In its chargesheet filed towards the accused in July, NIA alleged that Singh had been offering shelter to Hizbul terrorists and was aiding and abetting their actions on the behest of Pakistan.
Sources stated that in February 2019, when Naveed Babu and Mir had been staying in a hideout allegedly offered by Davinder Singh in Jammu, Mir allegedly referred to as Para over Sign for monetary help to assist Hizbul.
“Mir and Para have recognized one another for a very long time. Mir instructed Para that Rs 10 lakh was required for buy of 5 AK-47 rifles for Hizbul. Para agreed however put a situation that Hizbul wouldn’t create any bother forward of the polls and that the outfit would handle his employees in Pulwama. He additionally sought Hizbul’s assist for the polls,” an NIA officer stated.
Following this, the job of coordinating the deal was given to Davinder Singh who referred to as Para on his telephone on February 18, 2019, NIA sources stated. He additionally acquired calls from Para throughout this era.
In March that 12 months, Para allegedly despatched a person with Rs 10 lakh in an envelope to Srinagar airport the place Singh was then posted.
“Singh acquired the cash and requested one in every of his assistants to place the identical in a tiffin field and hold it in his automotive. It was later delivered to Naveed Babu,” the officer stated.
Investigators have cited confessional statements of Mir and Naveed Babu to assist their case together with recorded statements of impartial witnesses together with those that allegedly noticed the cash being delivered to Davinder Singh.
In his bail software, Para stated that NIA has nothing however confessional statements of accused – and these can’t be thought-about as proof. The applying has claimed that Para was referred to as for questioning in June as properly however was let off after NIA “felt happy” of his innocence.
“It’s only the announcement of DDC elections, which PDP and specifically, applicant-accused, is contesting, that NIA is getting used as a software for wrecking political vengeance towards PDP, that the applicant was instantly arrested on concoction and allegations which the NIA is aware of, are false,” the applying stated.
NIA sources stated Para was not arrested in June because the probe towards him had not been accomplished.
The NIA chargesheet towards Singh and others claimed that the previous police officer was well-entrenched within the Hizbul community offering its operatives shelter and weapons which had been “later used for terrorist actions.”