SRINAGAR: Syed Ali Geelani’s elder son Dr Naim-ul-Zaffar Geelani has been summoned for the third time by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to its Delhi headquarters for questioning in an unlawful funding case. Naim has been asked to present himself at NIA headquarters on April 9.
“He received NIA summons at 7pm today. He has been asked to be present,” a family source said on Saturday.
The 1962-born Dr Naim was summoned twice by the NIA in 2017 in the funding case. His younger brother Dr Naseem Geelani was also summoned by the NIA recently, for a third time, to its Delhi office.
Naim was working for the state government as a doctor until his services were terminated after he left Kashmir for a period of ten years. He was the medical officer at a dispensary. He returned to Kashmir in 2010 and began to work as a doctor on contract basis.
The NIA as well as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have been dealing sternly with Syed Ali Geelani’s family. The agencies have attached Syed Ali Geelani’s property and have repeatedly summoned his sons to Delhi for questioning. Most recently, the ED asked Naseem Geelani to be present at its Delhi office on March 22 while the NIA asked him to present himself before the agency on March 20.
The NIA last month raided the residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik, and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Ashraf Sehrai in connection with the case related to financing of militant and separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.
The NIA also raided and searched the houses of resistance leaders Shabir Shah, Zaffar Bhat and Masarat Alam in Kashmir.