Judicial custody of Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam and Karate extended

Judicial custody of Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam and Karate extended

New Delhi: A court on Friday extended the judicial custody of three Kashmiri resistance leaders arrested on charges of alleged funds from Pakistan to sponsor “subversive” activities and stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir till September 27.

During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bambaba extended the custody of Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khanday and Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate after they were presented before the court on expiry of their 28-day judicial custody.

The court had on Monday also extended the judicial custody of other four Kashmiri resistance leaders – Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Mehraj ud Din Kalwal and Bashir Ahmad Bhat alias Peer Saifullah – till September 27.

On July 24, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested seven key Kashmiri resistance leaders – Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Hilali Shah and Khanday from Srinagar and Bitta Karate in Delhi.

They were booked on charges of “criminal conspiracy and waging war against India”.

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