While the Valley burned 20 separatists. 200 properties

An NIA dossier on terror funding in the state reveals a list of top separatist leaders who own properties worth crores of rupees

Published: 20th August 2017 07:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2017 11:16 AM   |  A+A-

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

NEW DELHI: The ‘paradise on earth’ has turned into the paradise of properties for a handful of separatist leaders—the so-called torchbearers of azadi. The ongoing investigation into the terror funding in Jammu & Kashmir by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) has revealed that these separatists amassed wealth worth crores of rupees. And their riches were overflowing when the Valley burned of violence.

A dossier prepared by the NIA on terror funding in the state has a list of about 20 top separatist leaders who own nearly 200 properties across the country. They are: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Naseem Geelani, Nayeem Geelani, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Zahoor Watali, Ghuma, Nabi Sumji, Asadullah Allahi, Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Rasheed, Aga Saveed Hassan, Mehraj-ud-din, Mohd Yousef Lone, Mohd Mir, Bashir Ahmed Bhat, Asiya Andrabi and Nayeem Mohammed Khan and Farooq Ahmed Bagoo.

Kashmiri separatist leaders

The investigation has established direct link between Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Hurriyat leaders. Financial assistance from across the border has been used for over two decades to fuel fire in the Valley, the dossier reveals.

The agency had arrested seven separatist leaders—hardliner Hurriyat chief SAS Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Khan and Farooq Ahmed Dar—last month, and big-time hawala operator Watali was held early this week.
Last year, there were nearly 1,600 incidents of stone-pelting in parts of the Kashmir valley and around 80 civilians were killed during the protests.

J&K has a per capita income of Rs 1.16 lakh against the nation’s Rs 93,293. The state contributes about Rs 1. 51 lakh crore to Indian economy and ranks 21st among the states in GDP.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Chairman, APHC/G

1) Two-storeyed ancestral bungalow on
2 kanals of land in Dooru, Sopore, worth Rs 1 crore
2) Office-cum-residence in Rehmatabad colony on 1.5 kanal land. Owned by Milli Trust and its members Bashir Ahmed Bhat, Mohd Ashraf, Sehraj, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Jawaira Begum and Dr. Nayeed Geelani.
3) Two-storeyed house in Bulbulbagh; transferred to Jel, J&K
4) Unique Public School, Dooru: Land partially donated by villagers and partly out of Geelani’s property. School run by trust, of which Naseem Geelani was made chairman by SAS Geelani.
5) Two BHK flat, Khirki Extention, Delhi, owned by hawala conduit G M Baht
6) Two-storeyed house, Bagh-e-Mehtab, Srinagar
7) Three-storeyed bungalow, Bemina, Srinagar
8) 100-150 kanal land, Singpore Pattan
9) Two-storeyed house, Hyderpura

Altaf Ahmed Shah, Chief Organiser APHC/G, son-in-law of SAS Geelani

1) Two-storeyed house on half kanal land in Bagh-e-Mehtab
2) House, Bhatindi
3) Hosiery shop, Lal Chowk, Srinagar
4) 8 kanal land, Village Handoora, Ganderbal, Sringar
5) Two-storeyed house, HIG colony, Bemina, worth Rs 1. 50 crore
6) Three benami properties, location unidentified

Shabir Ahmad Shah, Chairman, JKDFP

1) Three-storeyed with 10-12 rooms, 17/18 Marlas, Budshan Colony, Sanat Nagar, Rawalpora, Budgam. Shabir’s father might have purchased it.
2) Palatial single-storey house on 3 kanal land, Afindi Bagh, Budgam, worth Rs 25 crore. Gifted Niloka Jan and Saika Parveen to Billiquis Shah, Shabir’s wife and their two daughters.
3) Double-storey house in Sunjwan, Chani Himmat, Jammu
4) Hotel Bahal Shah of 20-25 rooms, Pahalgam, Anantnag
5)   Three-storeyed house, Kadipora, Anantnag
6) 14-room house, Sringar
7) House, Bhatindi, Narwal, Jammu
8) Two kanal land, Laripora, Pahalgam
9) Four kanal house, Srinagar
10) Two plots, Indrabi Colony, Narbel, Srinagar
11) Two houses, Rawalpora
12) Office-cum-house, Sanatnagar town, Srinagar
13) Seven kanal land, Sonmarg

Naseem Geelani (SAS Geelani’s son)

1) House (5 marlas), Rawalpora, Srinagar
2) Land/orchard (ancestral property) in Doru, Sopore. On March 20, 2017, Naseem became chairman of Unique Public School, Sopore, after a long tussle with then chairman G M Bhat. The Geelanis also have 8 kanal of land in Sopore, that may have been given by local villagers in 1980 for the school.

Nayeem Geelani, SAS Geelani’s son

1) Agriculture land (4 kanal) in Humana, Rawalpora, Srinagar
2) Land/orchards(40 kanal, ancestral property) in Dooru, Sopore
3) 8-room house, Sanat Nagar, Srinagar. Gifted by his father-in-law who runs a private B.Ed and Law college at Byepass, Nowgan
4) Flat, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
5) House, Baghat Barzullah, Auxilary Police Lane, Srinagar
6) House in Pattan

Aga Sved Hassan (Chairman, Anjuman Sharie Shiyadan, APHC (G)

1. Three-storeyed house in Budgam
2. Two-storeyed office building in Budgam
3. 1 kanal land
4. Three-storeyed mall on 10 marlas of land in Budgam
5. Two kanal land in Budgam
6. Seven kanal land under occupation of Army at JIC, Budgam
7. Vehicles: Fortuner, Mahjndra Scorpio, Maruti Swift, Skoda, Tata Sumo, Maruti Esteem, Tata Nano (one each)

Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Chairman, Muslim Conference

1) Shopping complex in Batingo, Anantnag, worth Rs 2.5 crore. Shopping complex house, a wood factory, automobile workshop named N D Motors, an electric poles factory and a house.
2) Shopping complex in Bijbehara, Anantnag, worth Rs 1. 2 crore
3) Three-storyed building near Divisional Forest Office, Bijbehara
4) Two-storeyed residential property, Bijbehara, worth Rs 2 crore
5) Orchard on 47 kanal land, Hard Tooru, worth Rs 47 lakh
6) Three-storeyed building, Zirpora, Bijbehara, worth Rs 1. 5 crore

7) Land, Zirpora, worth Rs 37.5 lakh
8) 32 kanal land, Arwani, Zabilipora, Bijbehara
9) House in Narwal, Jammu, worth Rs 50 lakh
10) Vehicle transport and spare parts showroom, Pantha Chowk, Srinagar
11) House, Sanat Nagar, Srinagar, worth Rs 1. 57 crore
12) F M School, Awantipora
13) Two kanal land, Rajbagh, Srinagar
14) Land in Drang, Gulmarg, worth Rs 60 lakh
15) Two kanal land, Pahalgam
16) Spare parts shop, Iqbal Market, Anantnag
17) Three kanal land, Adoo, Pahalgam
18) Hotel on 1 kanal land in Adoo, Pahalgam, worth Rs 3 lakh

Zahoor Watali, Hawala conduit

1) House on 1 kanal land, Handwara District, Kupwara, worth Rs 5 lakh
2) Shops in 2 marlas, Bhagatpora village in Kumpwar, worth
 Rs 2 lakh
3) Land in Katswari vilage, Handwara, worth Rs 33 lakh
4) 300 karnal land in Narbal, Srinagar
5) House in Tawi Vihar, Sidra, Jammu
6) Two Flats in Delhi and DLG City, Gurgaon
7) 23-storeyed building, Porchester Place, Westminister Council Area, London, UK; benami
8) Ply board factory, Industrial Estate, Zainakote, Srinagar
9) Industrial property in Parimora, Srinagar
10) Two-storeyed house, Baghat Barzulla, Saddar, Srinagar
11) Several companies registered in UAE

Farooq Ahmad Dar, Son of Gh Rasool, Guru Bazar, Srinagar

1. Four-storeyed ancestral house on 4.5 marlas of land, Gurbazar, worth Rs 67 lakh
2. Two-storeyed building on one kanal in the name of Asba Ajnum Khan, Bismilla Colony, Naseembagh, Hazratbal

Abdul Rasheed, Founder-patron, Jammu and Kashmir Awami Ittehad Party

1. Six marlas plot, Batmaloo, Srinagar
2. House, Gujjar Nagar, Jammu
3. Two residential properties each in Akhnoor and Chandigarh
4. 33 kanal land in Langate, Kupwara
5. A plot in Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar, worth Rs 1. 5 crore
6. House each in Bemina and Raj Bagh, total worth Rs 86 lakh

Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Secretary, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Rawalpora, Budgam

1. Double-storeyed house on five marlas land, Rawalpora

Asadullah Allahi, Associate of Shabir Shah, Chairman, JKDFP

1. Land in the name of Arifa Asadi, wife of Asadullah, 1 kanal, 2 marlas, Muchpuna, Pulwama, worth Rs 7 lakh
2. Sana Complex, 6 kanal, 3 marlas (Asadullah’s share is 3 kanal 5 marlas), near Court Complex, Pulwama, worth Rs 1.65 crore (Asadullah’s share is Rs 82 lakh)
3. Sold a house for Rs 1.2 crore
4. 12 kanals, 6 marlas land sold in 2003 for Rs 22 lakh
5. Two-storeyed house, Pulwama, Hyderpora, Srinagar, worth Rs 23 lakh

Mohd Yousef Lone, District President of Hurriyat, Kupwara

1. Double-storeyed  house, Kralpora, Kupwara
2. Three shops in Shoolura and Kralpora
3. Five kanal paddy land, Kralpora
4. Three kanal of orchards land, Kupwara
5. Medical shop, Kralpora, Kupwara

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

1)   Shopping complex, Rajaouri Kadal, Srinagar
2)   Ancestral house on three kanal, Nigeen, Srinagar
3)   Shopping complex, 17-18 shops, Lal Bazar, Srinagar
4)   Shops in Anatnag, Magam and Pattan, Baramullah
5)   Office premise, Nawa Bazar, Srinagar
6)   Shops in Aali Masjid, Srinagar
7)   Offices and shops, Brain Nishat area, Srinagar
8)   Two kanal land, Umar Colony, Srinagar
9)   Two properties in Delhi

Gh Mohd Mir, District Vice-President of Hurriyat, Kupwara

1. Double-storeye house, Krusan
2. Eight kanal paddy land (AABI)
3. Four kanals KHUSHKI land

Mst Asiya Andrabi, wife of Ashiq Hussian Fakoot, Chief of DEM

 1. Double-storeyed house, Azad Colony, Srinagar
2. Vehicles: Hyundai i10 and Maruti Suzuki Alto)

Farooq Ahmad Bagooo

1. ASB Trading Company, shop no. 32, Parimnpora, Srinagar
2. M/s Farooq Ahmed Bashir Ahmed, 32 A, New Fruit Complex
3. M/s Omar Rizwan Enterprises, Sidco Industrial Complex, Phase II, Khunmuch, Srinagar
4. M/s Rizwan Trading Company, Housing colony, Bemina, Srinagar
5. M/s Sheikh Bashir, Srinagar
6. M/s Green Star, Srinagar
7. M/s Ishrat Bashir, Srinagar
8. M/s Farooq and Sons, Srinagar
9. M/s Sheikh Farooq, Srinagar
10. M/s Sheikh Bashir ahmad and co, Parimpora, Srinagar
11. RFT(Import and Export), Srinagar
12. FRBA, Srinagar
13. House in Obaisabad, Bemina, Srinagar
14.  Shop no.77, Parimpora, Srinagar, Kashmir

Mehraj-ud-din, Mohd Amin’s son, APHC-G

1) 16 marla land, Srinagar
2) Two-storeyed house, Srinagar

Nayeem Mohammad Khan

1. Orchard on 14-15 kanal land, Khaur Pattan
2. Single-storeyed house with 10-12 rooms, Khacharpora, Baghat
3. Apple orchard and two houses, 5.5 kanal, Village Nowlari, Khore Pathanpora
4. Asian Minerals (limestone quarry) in the name of
Nayeem’s brother Muneer Khan on 4 hectares, Dara Kuthali,
Uri, worth Rs 2 crore
5. Kashmir Mineral mills (lime/gypsum stone quarry) in Muneer Khan’s name 8.38 hectare of forest land in forest compartment No. 8, Bosian, Bijhama District, Baramulla
6. Flat in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Yasin Malik, Chairman, JKLF

1) M S Mall and properties in Lal Chowk, Srinagar
2) Property for a colony, Humhama, Srinagar
3) Shops in Abi Gujar in his associate Yaseen Khan’s name
4) Resides in three-storeyed house, Akhara, Maisuma, Srinagar, worth Rs 1. 5 crore
5) Maqbool Manzil, Maisuma Srinagar, worth Rs 2 crore
6) Office of JKLF in the name of Noor Mohd Kalwal, Bohrikadal, worth Rs 1. 5 crore
7) Wholesale kiryana business shop in Srinagar
8) House in Bemina, Srinagar, worth Rs 80 lakh
9) House in Kanipura in Srinagar worth Rs 80 lakh
10) Three-marla plot in Maisuma in Srinagar worth Rs 5.5 crore


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