Activists, scribes under scanner
New Delhi, July 20: Security agencies may question some human rights activists, a Kashmiri separatist leader and journalists who allegedly enjoyed hospitality of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai arrested by FBI.
Government is likely to give a green signal to their quizzing after the examination of the affidavit submitted by FBI in a US court.
Sources in the Home Ministry said the affidavit is being examined and a decision to question Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who had been attending various seminars organised by Fai with the latest one being this year, may be the first one to be examined.
Welcoming the arrest of 62-year old Fai by the US authorities, Home Ministry officials said "heat" of this development would soon be felt by the Kashmiri separatists.
A resident of Wadwan, Soibug in Budgam in Central Kashmir, Fai had migrated out of country in early eighties.
Sources in the Ministry said some journalists were also taken to the US for attending the seminars hosted by him.
It has come to light in the affidavit submitted by FBI that these seminars were funded by Pakistan and Fai's Kashmir-American Council acting as front of the Pakistan's intelligence agencies.
Among those who travelled on Fai's invitation included interlocutor on Jammu and Kashmir and senior journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.
When contacted, Padgaonkar said he did travel on Fai's invitation but that was a long time back and he did not have faintest of idea about his affiliations as "Google was not available then."
Efforts to contact the Mirwaiz did not fructify as he had put his phone on divert and the receiver who took the call said the leader had gone out and would return late. However, according to sources in J-K Police, he was present at his home and is expected to make a statement tomorrow.
A prominent media house in Jammu has also come under the scanner as its owner had attended almost every seminar hosted by Fai, Home Ministry sources said here.
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Lastupdate on : Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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