New Delhi: Widening its probe, the NIA on Thursday issued summons to Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s elder son Nayeem Geelani, asking him to appear before it for questioning on Monday in connection with its probe in the alleged terror funding case.
A surgeon by profession, Nayeem had returned from Pakistan in 2010 after spending 11 years there.
Officials privy to the developments said the summon has been issued to Nayeem to appear before the NIA on July 31 in connection with the case of alleged terror funding in the valley.
Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah alias Altaf Fantoosh has already been arrested by the NIA and was being interrogated in the same case, they said.
Besides him, Geelani’s close aides Ayaz Akbar, who is also spokesman of Hurriyat Conference and Peer Saifullah were also arrested by the NIA from the Valley earlier this week.
Shahid-ul-Islam, spokesman of the Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, as also Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Nayeem Khan (of the Hurriyat’s Geelani faction) and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias ‘Bitta Karate’ have also been arrested, the officials said.
All of them have been remanded to 10 days of NIA custody.
The NIA had registered a case on May 30 against the pro-freedom leaders leaders, including members of the Hurriyat Conference and Dukhtaran-e-Millat. PTI