Charge sheet on ‘terror funding’ during next week, NIA tells court

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday told a New Delhi court that it will file a charge sheet in the case of alleged funding in the Kashmir Valley during the upcoming. The court also extended the judicial custody of seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman till January 18.

According to reports, during the in-camera proceedings, the National Investigation Agency told Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat that the final report in the case will be filed next week.

“The investigation of the case is at concluding stage and the evidence on record is being summed up,” NIA said.

The agency urged the court to extend the judicial custody of the eight accused for another seven days. The court did so, via video conferencing.

On July 24, 2017, the NIA arrested seven of them — Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Bashir Ahmad Bhat alias Peer Saifullah — on charges of criminal conspiracy and waging war against India.

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