NIA summons Salahuddin’s grandson

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Friday summoned the grandson of United Jihad Council Chief, Syed Salahuddin in terror funding case, reports said.

According to the reports, Muzammil Khan, son of Syed Salauddin’s daughter has been summoned for questioning by NIA tomorrow.

“Yes, summon to Muzamil Ahmed Khan has been issued to probe the funding case,” an NIA officer was quoted by a news agency.

According to the sources, Khan is the son of the eldest daughter of Syed Salauddin. A resident of Darmunaha village of Budgam, Khan is an Engineering student and has done his Masters degree in the stream.

Pertinently, NIA has arrested Salauddin’s son Syed Shahid Yousuf and had raided his house in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

According to the reports, NIA seized 5 mobile phones, two hard discs, one laptop and ‘incriminating documents’ from the house of Syed Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid Yousuf.

Notably, a Delhi court On Thursday sent Syed Shahid Yousuf to a seven-day NIA custody.

Yousuf was arrested Tuesday in New Delhi by the agency and is accused of receiving and collecting funds through international wire money transfer over the years.

The NIA officials said that during questioning, Shahid Yousuf admitted to have received the funds from the cadres of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on the direction of his father Syed Salahudeen, for fomenting ‘terror activities’ in the valley.

The agency added that Shahid Yousuf had revealed the names of his associates abroad, who were involved in raising, collecting and transferring funds.

Meanwhile, the family of UJC chief Syed Salahuddin on Thursday issued a statement regarding the arrest of Syed Shahid Yousuf in New Delhi.

The family said that the arrest is an attempt to pressurize the UJC chief into the submission by New Delhi.

 “We want to state that this is the age old tactic by the Delhi government to harass the family and to defame our father. This is an attempt to pressurize our father into submission by Delhi. We are peace loving people and want the issue to be settled through meaningful dialogue,” the family said in a statement issued to the media here.

The family further said that Shahid Yousuf is a peaceful citizen and charges against him are fake.

“We further want to state that we have never been involved in any terror funding activities in the state, and our record during past 28 years is crystal clear and can be verified by the police and CID. Our brother Shahid Yousuf is a peaceful citizen, and NIA has incriminated him in absolutely fake charges of terror funding to pressurize our father. Our right to live peacefully is being snatched by the State and the central government,” it added.


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