New Delhi: Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested for alleged involvement in a terror-funding case, was on Friday sent to 10-day custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
District Judge Poonam A Bamba allowed the agency’s plea for custody after it said that it needed to confront the accused with evidence and take him to various places as part of the investigation.
The court rejected the NIA’s plea for two-week custody. Watali was arrested from here on Thursday by the agency for alleged involvement in a terror funding case.
Earlier, the agency had carried out raids in the premises of the businessman and of other suspects.
The NIA had further said in a statement that it had searched Watali’s house in Srinagar on June 3 and seized incriminating documents pertaining to financial transactions and land deals.