MLA Rashid appears before NIA for questioning

MLA Rashid appears before NIA for questioning

New Delhi: Independent Jammu and Kashmir MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Tuesday appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for questioning in connection with a case related to the funding of alleged terror activities in Kashmir, officials said.
Rashid, who is an independent MLA from Langate assembly seat in north Kashmir, is the first mainstream politician to have been summoned by the NIA in the case.
Rashid, who walked into the NIA headquarters with a file and documents, said he had nothing to hide.
“After trial in the media started about my name, I had approached the speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to initiate a probe and find out the truth,” he told reporters before entering the NIA office.
The MLA said he had full faith in the justice system.
His name had cropped up during the interrogation of businessman Zahoor Watali, who was arrested by the NIA for allegedly supplying money to militant groups and pro-freedom leaders in the Valley.
The NIA had registered a case on May 30 in this regard. PTI

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