Jammu: The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Kuldeep Khoda has said that more than Rs. 40 lakh were spent to fuel protests and finance stone pelting in Kashmir, and the money came from many separatist leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
This he says was revealed in the interrogation of Masrat Alam, who led the agitation in Kashmir last summer.
Alam was arrested by the police from the outskirts of Srinagar in October.
"He has revealed a lot of things during interrogation. We are compiling it, we are taking further action on that and financing for stone pelting has also been revealed. His contacts who have emerged as facilitators of pelting in Kashmir, they are also being rounded up. Many of them have been booked under public safety act cases also and we will follow it up. The amount is quite a bit, in fact more than Rs. 40 lakh," said Khoda.
Asked if there was any connection between sponsorship of the protests and Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Khoda said, "No, it has been coming from various separatists including him too."
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