"NC demands a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by then Army Chief General V K Singh, which is alleged to have been using secret service funds to destabilize the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir," party provincial president, Kashmir Nasir Aslam Wani told reporters in Srinagar.
    
A report in an English daily had earlier claimed that Technical Services Division (TSD), an intelligence unit of the Army, had paid Rs 1.19 crore to state agriculture minister Ghulam Hasaan Mir to change the government in Jammu and Kashmir.
    
"This is a very serious issue and cannot be brushed aside or dismissed. As such, we demand a judicial probe under a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court or at the least by the CBI and the findings be made public without any delay," he said.
    
"Jammu and Kashmir has suffered at the machinations of people who have tried time and again to demean the elected government and this alleged report substantiates that there are people who want to dent the credibility of democratic institutions that India is known for," Wani said.
    
On being asked if Mir should resign, he said, "It is for his conscience to take a decision as he does not belong to NC. When it comes to our party, we had categorically asked MoS Home (Sajad Ahmad Kitchloo) to resign pending a judicial inquiry (into Kishtwar riots)."

(Agencies)

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