The J&K police has accused moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah of having links with Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, Pakistan-based terror group.
In the confidential report to the state home department, the police have suggested some pro-active measures to curb the anti-national activities of separatist leaders and also slapped the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act against pro-Pakistan leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. In its report, the police alleged that Shah was in constant touch with Furqan of LeT and used to take orders directly from him, the official said.
The report has also accused him of allegedly hatching a conspiracy with LeT cadres in destablising peace in the state.
Furqan’s name first surfaced during the probe of Hurriyat leader Sheikh Aziz’s killing. Aziz was shot dead by militants in North Kashmir during “Muzzafarabad Chalo” (in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir).
During investigations, it was known that Furqan was in constant touch with Shah on a cellphone not registered in the name of the separatist leader, the report said.