NIA dossier makes big revelation on benami properties in Kashmir
New Delhi: A Nation Investigation Authority (NIA) dossier has listed out in detail, the properties owned by the separatists of Kashmir. It says among those who hold highest number of benami properties are Shabir Shah and Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
The properties held by Shabir are both illegal and benami, the NIA dossier says. There are around 19 properties that he holds, the NIA also said. Apart from a 25 room hotel in Pahalgam, Shah also has houses, shops and land at Jammu, Bugam, Kandipora, Narbal and Lalpora.
Shah is currently being questioned by the NIA which had arrested him last week. The NIA dossier also lists out the properties held by S A S Geelani. The NIA says that most of the properties are in the names of Geelani’s sons, Naeem and Naseem. Both have been summoned by the NIA for questioning.
Both the brothers have been told to reach Delhi for questioning. They have been told to appear before the NIA with the property documents. The NIA will also question them about two benami properties which were unearthed by the agency during its probe.
The NIA probe which has widened will now also focus on the funds that have been received by these separatists from both London and Dubai as well. We have found clear links to the funds from these places, the NIA says. It was in the year 2016 that the funding from all these places including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia peaked, the NIA files also show.