Shahbir Shah Has Links With Lashker-e-Taiba: Police

5 July 2009
The Times of India


Srinagar: In a confidential report, Jammu & Kashmir Police has accused moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmed Shah of having links with Pakistan-based terror group Lashker-e-Taiba. In the 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 Lashker-e-Taiba and used to take orders directly from him, official sources said. The report, which has been sent to the Home department to confirm the Public Safety Act on Shah, has accused him of hatching a conspiracy with LeT cadres in destablising the peace in the state. The name of Furqan first surfaced during the probe of Hurriyat leader Sheikh Aziz's killing. He was shot dead in North Kashmir during 'Muzzafarabad Chalo' (in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir) by militants. During investigations, it came to light that Furqan was in constant touch with Shah on a mobile not registered in the name of the separatist leader, the police claimed in its report.