Srinagar: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday served summon to Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s grandson in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
An engineering student, Muzamil Nazir Khan, in his mid-twenties, was served the NIA summons by a JK policeman from police post Soibugh at around 10 am at his maternal house where his father was present.
Muzamil is the second in Salahuddin’s family to be summoned by the agency to Delhi. Earlier, the agency first questioned Salahuddin’s third son, Shahid Yousuf, in Srinagar before summoning him to Delhi, where he was arrested last Tuesday in a case dated November 2011.
“Father of Muzamil received the (NIA) summon from the policeman, but it was returned at the same time,” a relative of Muzamil said. “The family of Muzamil wrote to the NIA that he was not keeping well for some days, and for that he needed some time.”
Muzamil’s father, Nazir Ahmad, 62, is a retired government teacher. The family lives in Dharmuna, some two kilometres from Soibugh, which is the native village of the Hizb chief.
NIA Inspector General of Police Alok Mittal told Kashmir Reader that Muzamil has been summoned to the agency’s Delhi headquarters at 11 am on Saturday.
Muzamil has done a B.Tech from Lahore University of Technology and was on vacation at home.
“He has been summoned in a 2011 case,” Mittal added.
In a pre-dawn raid, sleuths of the agency along with JK police searched the house of Shahid Yousuf where two of his younger brothers also live.
The agency has registered a case, RC-06/2011/NLA/DLI, of alleged funding to Kashmir in 2011 from a Hizbul-Mujahideen member based in Saudi Arabia. Shahid has been accused of receiving money from him through an international wire transfer.
During the raid, the sleuths seized five mobile phones, one belonging to Muzamil, a laptop and documents from Shahid’s house. Shahid is an agriculture department official and the laptop was issued to him by the department, his family said.