Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law and three others custody extended by NIA


NEW DELHI: Four Kashmiri separatists involving the son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani were taken into NIA custody few days back. Now, Delhi Court has extended their custody term by 10 more days following terror funding case.

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Though, Special Judge O P Saini shifted three other separatist leaders to judicial custody for one month following the National Investigation Agency did not request their custody.

On July 24, Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah and other six culprits including Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Nayeem Khan and Farooq Ahmed Dar were detained in the matter of illegal funding of militant and rebellious activities in the Kashmir.

Earlier, the agency had demanded their custody, stating that they had to be moved to several places for the idea of probe.

The Jammu and Kashmir police took Shah, the son-in-law of extremist separatist leader Geelani in the custody following the festival of Eid in July.

NIA detained Geelani’s spokesman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat member Ayaz Akbar and Peer Saifullah from Kashmir.

The Pakistan-based chief of the Jamaat-ul Dawah, Hafeez Saeed, the front of the prohibited Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), has been blamed in the FIR as an culprit, apart from organisations including the Hurriyat Conference, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Dukhtaran-e-Milat.

The residences of those arrested had been prior conducted by NIA as a piece of the agency’s attempts at clamping down on separatist groups purportedly getting money for dissident actions in Kashmir.

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The NIA had stated that it got account books of Rs two crore in money and letterheads of prohibited terror groups, involving LeT and the HM.