Union minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said demonetisation and National Investigation Agency (NIA) crackdown on separatists’ foreign funding have made difficult for the separatists to gather 25-50 people to create unrest in Valley. “They have been starved of funds,” he said.
While addressing a gathering, Jaitley said when he and Sushma Swaraj were leaders of the opposition, it was easier for them to bring cases of corruption before the nation as such cases emerged regularly and they had to collect only data.
Post demonetization and NIA crackdown on separatists' foreign funding, they have been starved of funds: Arun Jaitley pic.twitter.com/314FpuELc5— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2017
On Thursday, the National Investigation Agency had arrested Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali for alleged involvement in a terror funding case.
The NIA said Watali, who was arrested in Delhi, would be produced before the Patiala House court here. The agency had carried out raids in the premises of the businessman and of other suspects Wednesday.
"The searches have unearthed highly incriminating material pertaining to the receipt of funds by Zahoor Watalifrom foreign sources and its further distribution to terrorists and separatists in Kashmir Valley for anti-India activities," the NIA had said in a statement.