Srinagar: National Investigation Agency today detained senior resistance leader and National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, for questioning in connection with Hawala funding case.
Sources told news agency GNS that Khan was detained from Srinagar under an FIR lodged against him by the NIA. He was held by a team of NIA sleuths who are in Valley to probe alleged Hawala funding to resistance leaders from Pakistan.
A major row erupted after Khan was purportedly shown ‘admitting’ to receiving funds from Pakistan in a sting operation conducted by a New Delhi based news channel. Khan, however, rejected the sting operation and said it is being shown in bits and pieces.
In the wake of row, the membership of Nayeem Khan’s National Front was suspended by Hurriyat conference. The amalgam chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, had said that till the matter is not clarified, the front will remain suspended from Hurriyat.