Zahoor Watali sent to 10-day NIA custody

Zahoor Watali sent to 10-day NIA custody

Srinagar: Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, who was arrested in “terror funding” case, was on Friday sent to 10-day NIA custody.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested Watali on Thursday.
The NIA on Wednesday conducted searches at a dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir, including the house of Watali.
Watali was produced before a court in Delhi. The court sent him on a 10 days NIA remand, reports said.
An NIA spokesperson said in New Delhi that officials searched the premises belonging to the family, relatives and aides of Zahoor Watali – an influential Kashmiri businessman.
The central probe agency had arrested seven pro-freedom leaders on July 24 in the case of alleged funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley.
The agency had claimed that the accused were waging war against the country and were involved in various offences punishable under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Shah is among those arrested. Other arrested are Nayeem Khan, Ayaz Akbar Khanday, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah (all from Geelani’s faction of Hurriyat), Shahid-ul-Islam (of the Hurriyat faction led by the Mirwaiz) and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karatay of a faction of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.

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