SRINAGAR: The State Investigation Agency of Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday filed a chargesheet in a court here against former minister Jatinder Singh, alias Babu Singh, and two others in a terror-funding case.
A police spokesman in a statement said that on September 24, 2022 the State Investigation Agency Jammu has filed Chargesheet against Jatinder Singh @ Babu Singh (Ex Minister J&K), Mohammad Shareef Shah a resident of Larnoo Anantnag and Mohammad Hussain Khateeb resident of Bhaderwah Doda (at present somewhere in Pakistan) in case FIR No.73/2022 of P/S Gandhi Nagar Jammu (transferred to SIA by Police Headquarters J&K) with the request to the Court to file supplementary chargesheet in near future.
“Mohammad Shareef Shah was arrested by Jammu Police along with terror fund amounting to Rs.6,90,000/- which was meant for Jatinder Singh @ Babu Singh and was intended to be used for the anti-national activities of Babu Singh and his party namely “Nature Mankind Friendly Global Party”,” said the spokesperson.
He said that Babu Singh was in touch with the militants of Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen outfit (a proscribed organization) and separatists of JKLF (an unlawful association).
“These inimical entities had sent this fund from Pakistan through their associates for Babu Singh’s party. The vision document of this party floated by accused Babu Singh was to make J&K, PaK and Gilgit Baltistan as one independent country by making a condominium of Pakistan and India, for having joint control over currency, external affairs and finance,” said the spokesperson.
He said that in the investigation it has been revealed that Babu Singh was in contact with Mohammad Hussain Khateeb over encrypted social media applications and had clandestinely visited Dubai for arranging funds.
“Mohammad Shareef Shah was designated as Secretary of this party, who received these funds at Kashmir through unknown person and travelled to Jammu to handover these funds to Babu Singh and this fund was arranged by Mohammad Hussain Khateeb (who is HM militant operating from Pakistan) but Mohammad Shareef Shah was arrested before he could hand over this fund to Babu Singh,” he added.
He further added that the investigation has established that Babu Singh was conducting online meetings and interviews with the adversary and in his online address he has compared a militant, Maqbool Bhat with Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev and has termed Maqbool Bhat as Freedom Fighter and Martyr of J&K, who laid down his life for the independence of Jammu and Kashmir.
“In one of such online interviews Babu Singh has challenged and threatened the Government of India to desist from further breaking Jammu and Kashmir, this reference is in context of abrogation of Article 370,” said the spokesman.
“The association of Babu Singh with Mohammad Hussain Khateeb and other cadres of HM outfit, operating from Pakistan has also been established in the investigation,” he said.
He added that anti-national and highly inflammatory content has been recovered by SIA form the mobile phone of Babu Singh which establishes his intention to damage and threaten the unity, integrity and sovereignty of India.
“For all these acts, of omission and commission, offences under sections 13,16,17,18,20,38,39 & 40 of UA (P) Act 1967 have been attracted against Babu Singh and others,” said police spokesman in a statement.