Srinagar: A court on Tuesday charged a Hurriyat leader and others with "selling" MBBS seats in Pakistan medical colleges to Kashmiri students, and using that money to fund terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a statement, a court of Special Judge designated under the NIA Act, Srinagar, framed charges under the UAPA and IPC against a Hurriyat leader and others for allegedly being hand in glove with some educational consultancies for arranging admission of Jammu and Kashmir residents in MBBS and other courses in colleges in Pakistan.

A huge amount of money was received in lien of such admission from the parents of the students, and the money earned was ploughed into supporting terrorism in J&K.

It was reported that MBBS seats in Pakistani medical colleges were sold by Hurriyat leaders for Rs 15 to Rs 20 lakh.

During the course of the investigation, searches in the houses of accused persons and at the other places were undertaken by sleuths of the Special Investigation Agency (SIA) after obtaining search warrants.

The documents and other material seized during the search were analysed and it was found that deposits in the account(s) of accused persons were made on account of providing admissions in various technical and professional courses in Pakistan including MBBS.

The students were made to appear for the national talent search test at a Hurriyat office in Pakistan as a dupe tactic to make these youngsters believe that they were writing a pre-qualifying test.

During the course of the investigation, statements of witnesses were recorded and on the basis of other evidence collected, it surfaced that the admissions in MBBS and other professional courses in Pakistan were preferentially given to those students who were close family members/relatives of killed terrorists on the recommendations of members of Hurriyat and received by their counterparts in Pakistan.

As per the statement, cogent evidence surfaced during the investigation that the money so received was passed on to terrorists, stone pelters and over ground workers for unlawful and terrorist activities.