NIA court also noted that Er Rashid also tried to incite a feeling of disaffection amongst police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir against the Indian Army, which directly is a challenge to the government of India as by Law established.
New Delhi [India], March 19: The NIA court, after going through a video, states that the accused Er. Rashid, a former Jammu and Kashmir MLA, tried to incite disaffection towards the Government of India (GoI) and against the armed forces.
He is seen issuing subtle but ominous messages to the police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir, asking them not to obey the orders of their officers, as accepting those orders would amount to committing atrocities on their own brothers. Then there are veiled threats.
While ordering framing of charges, the NIA court also noted that Er Rashid also tried to incite a feeling of disaffection amongst police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir against the Indian Army, which directly is a challenge to the government of India as by Law established. Some witnesses have spoken about the connection of this person with stone pelters, which reflects how his words are taken and how he executes what is stated in his speech.
It is also to be considered that these are words spoken by a person who was a member of the legislative assembly having a considerable following. This statement in no manner can be said to be discussed as he is not in a discussion and the moment there are threats issued to the police personnel, with the innuendo that Indian armed forces are occupational forces and that there shall be consequences of supporting the Indian Army, the accused has crossed the line from advocacy and chartered into the territory of incitement, the court noted.
NIA special Judge Praveen Singh, ordered for framing of charges against Rashid Engineer and said, I find that this evidence is prima facie sufficient to raise a grave suspicion against accused Rashid for the commission of offence u/s 124A IPC.
In the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court, after discussion of evidence, said that it prima facie establishes that accused Shabir Shah, Yasin Malik, Er. Rashid, Altaf Fantoosh, Masrat, and Hurriyat/JRL were the direct recipients of terror funds. (ANI)