Former MLA Er Rashid has tried to stoke discontent with government and armed forces, NIA court says


Former MLA Er Rashid has tried to stoke discontent with government and armed forces, NIA court says

The NIA court, after reviewing a video, finds that the accused Er. Rashid, a former Jammu and Kashmir MLA, tried to stir up dissatisfaction with the Government of India (GoI) and armed forces.

Published on March 19, 2022 | author ANI



The NIA court, after reviewing a video, finds that the accused Er. Rashid, a former Jammu and Kashmir MLA, tried to stir up dissatisfaction with the Government of India (GoI) and armed forces.

He is seen sending subtle but ominous messages to Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, urging them not to obey their officers’ orders, as accepting those orders would result in atrocities against their own brothers commit. Then there are veiled threats. The NIA court also found in ordering the indictment that Er Rashid also attempted to stir up feelings of dissatisfaction with the Indian Army among Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, which by law poses a direct challenge to the Indian government. There are witnesses who have spoken about this person’s association with rock falls, which reflects how his words are received and how he carries out what is said in his speech.

It should also be borne in mind that these are words spoken by a person who was a member of the Legislative Assembly and had a sizeable following. This statement can in no way be called discussed as it is not in a discussion and at the moment the police personnel are threatened with the insinuation that the Indian forces are occupying forces and that supporting the Indians will have consequences army, the accused crossed the line from the legal profession and entered the territory of incitement, the court found.

NIA Special Judge Praveen Singh said while being sentenced to indict Rashid Engineer: I find this evidence prima facie sufficient to establish serious suspicion against the Defendant Rashid of committing an offense under US 124A IPC.

In the Jammu and Kashmir terror financing case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, after considering evidence, said it found on the face of it that the accused Shabir Shah, Yasin Malik, Er. Rashid, Altaf Fantoosh, Masrat and Hurriyat/JRL were the direct recipients of terrorist funds.

Defendant Peer Saifullah had funded Hurriyat’s pelting with stones, an activity already prima facie determined to fall within the definition of an act of terrorism.

NIA Special Judge Praveen Singh, while issuing an indictment order, said money for terror financing had been sent in and out of Pakistan and its agencies, and even the diplomatic mission had been used to carry out the evil plan. Terrorist financing money was also sent by professed international terrorists and the accused Hafiz Saeed.

The NIA court further said that defendant Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali was one of the main conduits for the flow of this terror financing and defendant Naval Kishore Kapoor had played an active role in enabling it.

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