Have to eliminate terrorism, show separatists their place: Hansraj Ahir

| Updated: Jul 25, 2017 01:55 IST

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Monday asserted that we have to eliminate terrorism and show separatists their place. His statement came after the National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven separatists arrested in terror funding from Pakistan case. Speaking to ANI, Ahir said, "Terrorists and separatists have disrupted peace in the state (Jammu and Kashmir). We have to eliminate terrorism and show separatists their place. NIA will keep working on this issue to resolve it soon." Earlier in the day, seven separatists were arrested by NIA and will be produced before a Delhi court tomorrow. Speaking to ANI, IG, NIA Alok Mittal said, "We had registered a terror funding case related to J&K on May 30 this year under various sections of IPC and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Thereafter, we conducted wide-ranging searches in several cities and collected incriminating documentary and electronic evidence. We have also seized large amount of cash. Based on the evidence we have collected and subsequent in examinations of persons today we have arrested seven persons, six from Srinagar and one from Delhi'. "All six arrested in Srinagar will be brought to Delhi today and all seven accused will be produced in the court tomorrow in Delhi," Mittal added The seven separatists include Naeem Khan , Bitta Karate, Altaf Funtus, Ayaz Akbar, T. Saifullah , Meraz Kalwal and Saheed Ul Islam. Six of them were arrested from Srinagar while Bitta Karate was arrested from New Delhi. The NIA, earlier in May, visited Srinagar to probe into the alleged funding by Pakistan for illegal activities in Kashmir, and questioned the separatist leaders regarding their involvement in raising, collecting and transferring funds through Hawala and other channels for terror funding in Kashmir. The sleuths from the agency have questioned separatist leaders Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate and Gazi Javed Baba in the case. The NIA is probing all aspects of funding of separatist leaders and use of these funds in fuelling the unrest in the Valley. (ANI)