The NIA has alleged that PDP youth leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Para is involved in “dirty” gunrunning, providing finance to terror groups and being “part of the larger conspiracy” hatched by Pakistan-based terrorist outfits to make “inroads” into important institutions in Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward their secessionist agenda. According to a supplementary charge-sheet filed at a Jammu court recently in the terror funding case, which also involves a deputy superintendent of police, Davender Singh, the agency has listed Para’s activities since 2010 and alleged that he had formed a group of 20 to 25 youths who indulged in stone pelting during protests at his behest. This was done by Para to yield political mileage for himself from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) alleged. The party was in the opposition in 2010 in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
It may be mentioned that in 2010, an agitation had taken place against the killing of three youths in the Macchil area of north Kashmir and they being labelled as terrorists. The protests, in which 126 lives were lost, were carried out despite police filing a charge-sheet against army personnel. Para, who is at present in judicial custody, has denied the charges of he being involved with terror groups, and his party has said that he has been framed in the case only because he refused to join political parties being supported by the BJP.
News Source : News 18