Terror funding case: Court extends judicial custody of 10 accused


New Delhi: The Patiala House Court extended the judicial custody 10 accused in connection with a case related to the terror funding activities in Kashmir.

The judicial custody of the ten accused including seven separatist leaders and businessman Zahoor Watali was extended to 30 days, reports said.

Earlier, on September 28, the judicial custody of the accused arrested by NIA was extended till October 17, while the judicial custody of DFP chairman Shabir Shah was extended till October 13 by courts in Delhi.

The NIA had arrested seven separatist leaders, two alleged stone pelters and a businessman for allegedly receiving funds from Pakistan to support ‘terror activities’ in Kashmir.

On July 24, the agency had arrested seven separatist leaders in connection with its probe into terror funding from Pakistan and militant groups based there. Later, the agency had summoned businessman Zahoor Watali for questioning and was put under arrest in New Delhi for further questioning.

The seven separatist leaders include Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat’s Ayaz Akbar and Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, who is from the Mirwaiz faction of the Hurriyat, Nayeem Khan of the Jammu Kashmir National Front and Peer Saifullah, and Farooq Ahmed Dar aka Bitta Karatay.

Two alleged stone pelters include a photojournalist Kamran Yousuf who was arrested from his hometown in Pulwama by Jammu and Kashmir police and later handed over to NIA.



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