PDP youth president Waheed Parra to be produced in court today

File photo of Waheed Parra

PDP youth wing president Waheed ur Rehman Parra, arrested by the National Investigation Agency, will be produced before NIA court in Jammu on November 27, officials said here on Thursday.

Parra was produced in a Delhi court which gave a transit remand to produce him in Jammu, the officials said.

Parra, who recently filed his nomination for District Development Council (DDC) elections from Pulwama in South Kashmir, was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged “close links” with Irfan Shafi Mir, arrested along with Hizbul Mujahideen militant Naveed Babu and suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police, Davinder Singh.

According to officials, during investigation into Singh’s association with Hizbul Mujahideen, the NIA came across the phone records of Mir which showed that he was in close touch with Parra.

Mir had claimed during questioning that Parra had sought his support during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections for their party candidate Mehbooba Mufti, a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and also the president of PDP, the officials said.

Parra was questioned on Monday and Tuesday before being placed under arrest as he was not cooperating, the officials said.