The Patiala court on Friday extended the police custody of four separatist leaders arrested in ‘terror funding’ case, reports said.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday had produced the separatist leaders before the Patiala House Court.
Separatist leaders Aftab Hilali Shah, Farooq Ahmed Dar and Mohammaed Akbar Khanday, arrested from Jammu and Kashmir for funding terror in the Valley by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), were sent to judicial custody till September 1.
The NIA on July 24 had arrested seven Kashmiri separatist leaders, including son-in-law of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, for allegedly funding terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir.
The seven were arrested for allegedly receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley.
Among those who have been arrested by the central probe agency are, Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Shah, Bitta Karate, suspended Hurriyat leader Nayeem Khan, Hurriyat spokesperson Ayaz Akbar, Pir Saifulla, Merazuddin Kalwal and moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s close aide Shahid-ul-Islam.