‘Terror’ funding case: Geelani’s son listed as prosecution witness by NIA

New Delhi: Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son as well as the son of noted businessman Zahoor Ahmed Watali have been listed among the “prosecution witnesses” by the National Investigation Agency in a case related to ‘terror’ funding.

The NIA, which filed a charge sheet in the case in January this year, have named Watali’s son Yasir Gaffar at serial number 30 and Geelani’s son Naim-ul-Zaffar at serial number 37 in the list of prosecution witnesses submitted to a special court.

The NIA has also submitted eight-page and four-page statements given by Ghaffar and Zaffar respectively to an NIA official during the course of investigation.

A statement given before a police official is not admissible as a primary evidence in the court.

The charge sheet has been filed by the NIA against 12 people, including Lashker-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen terror group’s head Syed Salahuddin. Both of them are in Pakistan. Ten people arrested by the NIA in connection with the case inlcude son-in-law of Geelani, Altaf Ahmed Shah, besides Watali.

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