Govt likely to go after separatists for "money laundering": Officials

Govt likely to go after separatists for ''money laundering'': Officials

With the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is expected to tighten the noose around Kashmiri separatist leaders who were allegedly involved in “funding militancy activities and money laundering”, officials said today.

This would be done through coordinated action by the NIA and the ED, they said. The issue was discussed threadbare at a high-level meeting chaired by Union Home secretary Rajiv Gauba and attended by director general of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) YogeshChanderModi, director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Karnal Singh besides others.

A coordinated action is likely to be taken against the separatists who were allegedly involved in funding militancy activities and money laundering, an official privy to the meeting said. The meeting bears significance as it was held days after the central government imposed Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, and has started offensives against militants in the state. The NIA had already filed a charge sheet in a Delhi court against Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin and 10 Kashmiri separatists in case of the funding. PTI