NIA questions Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s sons in terror funding case

On July 31, Naeem was scheduled to visit New Delhi to appear before NIA for interrogation but according to a PTI report, he was admitted to the SKIMS Hospital after he complained of chest pain.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 8, 2017 4:47 pm
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National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Tuesday questioned Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s sons, Naeem and Naseem, in terror funding case. On July 31, Naeem was scheduled to visit New Delhi to appear before NIA for interrogation but according to a PTI report, he was admitted to the SKIMS Hospital after he complained of chest pain. While Naeem is the head of the separatist conglomerate Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s younger son Naseem works at an agricultural university in Srinagar.

On July 30, the NIA conducted raids at two places belonging to a close aide of Geelani in Jammu. Devinder Singh Behal, chairperson of Jammu Kashmir Peace Forum was also detained. The NIA also arrested seven Kashmiri separatists in connection with a case of alleged terror funding from Pakistan. Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah alias Funtoosh, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah, Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate are the seven arrested.

An NIA officer said, “We have ascertained financial trails which are leading to some of these accused. It has also been ascertained that some of the funding has been coming from Pakistan.” The NIA spokesman alleged that these men were raising, receiving funds through illegal means, including hawala, for funding separatist and terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. “They were using funds for causing disruption in Kashmir Valley by way of pelting stones on security forces, burning schools, damaging public property and waging war against India.” The agency said that while conducting raids in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Haryana, it has recovered documents, electronic devices, cash and valuables worth several crores of rupees.

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    secure
    Aug 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm
    NIA should go against home grown terror organization RSS, they have lot funds which they looted during demonitization and Ambani and Adani has funded huge money to them. NiA should arrest Mohan Bhagwath terrorist in order to peace will prevail in the country.
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      jack
      Aug 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm
      Well done NIA. lock these b.a.s.t.a.r.ds up and throw the keys away. Lets see what Mufti does now, does she rush towards their families and offer to support them. I think she is involved and is backing these anti-nationals. We need to tear up the article 370 , learn from Chinese. zero tolerance is the best way forward. If we don't, then across the border they are getting ready to walk in with the help from the Chinese. Stop all inter border trade, we don't need them , it will hurt them more then us. This will also stop funding. We also need to catch few stone pelters and break their throwing arms, they will soon cry for human rights!!. .....Jai Hind
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        mahendra vihtlani
        Aug 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm
        Please finish them all if found guilty
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