Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Thursday clarified that Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders Altaf Ahmed Shah, Raja Meraj-u-Din and Ayaz Akbar have been taken under preventive custody vide section 107 and 151 and handed over to police on a remand obtained from a magistrate.
Stating that news reports published on June 29th were created some misrepresented, a Hurriyat spokesman said that in the first week of June, the Indian Investigation Agency (NIA) raided residences of Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Meraj u Din and Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar and added that after day long searches, nothing objectionable or any amount was recovered from their custody during search operations.
Hurriyat (G) said that despite nothing objectionable was found, Altaf Ahmad Shah was again summoned on June 9th and cross-examined till June 23rd by NIA and added that during this period, the investigative agency did not find any evidence or any trace about their alleged involvement .
Hurriyat Conference (G) said that NIA on 28th June again summoned Altaf Ahmad Shah to Delhi while as Raja Meraj u Din was served with a notice from said agency.
In response to summons issued from NIA, both leaders had booked their tickets with Indigo Airlines and were about to leave for Delhi on Wednesday morning at 7:30 am, however, on Monday 27th June, the state police arrested Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Meraj u Din and Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar and were taken under preventive custody, after police produced them before a magistrate and obtained proper remand, added Hurriyat.
Hurriyat (G) said that due to their detention and being in police custody, both could not leave for Delhi on June 28th as proposed and are still in police custody somewhere at unknown destination.