Srinagar: After taking chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law into 10 days’ custody along with six other leaders, National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday served summons to the Hurriyat chairman’s elder son, Nayeem Geelani.
Through the summons, the NIA asked Nayeem to appear before it for questioning on July 31, this coming Monday, to probe the “terror funding case” in the Kashmir Valley.
Nayeem is a surgeon by profession who returned from Pakistan in 2010 after spending 11 years there.
Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah, alias Altaf Fantoosh, has already been arrested by the NIA and is being interrogated in the same case, the officials said.
The other arrested leaders are Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah, Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid ul Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate.
The seven arrested were produced before the special judge Patiala House in New Delhi last Tuesday, before the NIA took them into 10-day custody.
The NIA spokesperson said they had been arrested in connection with NIA Case No: RC 10/2017/NIA/DLI (J&K terror funding case) under sections 120B, 121, 121A of the IPC and sanctions 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 38, 39, 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
“The case was registered on May 30 2017 against the separatist and secessionist leaders including the members/cadres of the Hurriyat Conference who have been active with the active militants of banned organization: Hizbul Mujahideen, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Lashkar-e-Toiba and other associations and gangs for raising, receiving and collecting funds through various illegal means, including hawala for funding separatist and militant activities in the Valley,” said the spokesperson.
He said the activities included stone-pelting on security forces, burning of schools, damaging public property and waging war against India.
He said that during the investigation, the NIA had recovered incriminating material including documents, electronic devices, cash and valuables worth crores from the searches and raids conducted on suspected persons in Srinagar, Jammu, Haryana and Delhi locations.