NIA team returns to Delhi, Geelani's son to be questioned 'in next round'

NIA team returns to Delhi, Geelani's son to be questioned 'in next round'

Father-son duo from Kupwara under scanner, says official

The National Investiga¬tion Agency team, which was camping in Srinagar, to probe an alleged “suspicious” funding case, left for New Delhi on Tues¬day—day after questioning senior Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders Muhammad Ashraf 

 Sherai and Pir Saifullah. The team however didn’t question Dr Nayeem Geelani—the son of Syed Ali Geelani—despite sending a notice to him,  sources said, saying “he would be interrogated in next round.”

The NIA team was camping in Kashmir for the past one week to carry out investigation into alleged flow of funds into some “suspicious” bank accounts in Jammu and Kashmir which they allege were used to “financially support the ongoing uprising” in the region. 

Dr Nayeem was asked by the NIA to present himself for questioning in a case re-registered in 2011 by the anti-terror agency, officials said. The case is related to alleged Hawala transaction. 

A senior J&K Police official said Dr Nayeem reached Shivpora office of the NIA, but the team had left for New Delhi in the morning. 

“Later he was asked to report at Police Station Sadder where he was told to present himself before the NIA team for questioning when it comes to Srinagar next time,” a senior J&K Police official, in know-how of things, told Greater Kashmir. “We don’t have any-more details. We do not know when they will come again.” 

On Monday, the NIA handed over summon to Dr Nayeem which mentioned that he has been called for “purpose of answering certain questions” relating to the case vide No Rc-06/2011/NIA. 

A senior NIA official said the case has been re-reg¬istered by the NIA in 2011 vide NO Rc-06/2011/NIA after Ministry of Home Affairs issued an vide Order No. 1-11011/23/2011-IS-IV dated 15th April, 2011. The National Investigation Agency took over the investiga¬tion of the FIR No. 04/2011 dated 16/01/2011 at Delhi Police Special Cell Police Station, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi and re-registered the case on 07.09.2011 at NIA Police Station, New Delhi as case RC-06/2011/NIA/ DLI under section 120(B) of IPC and Section 17, 18 & 20 of UA(P) Act. 

The official said some more people including a father-son duo from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district are under scanner. He denied to share more details. 

The NIA has registered a preliminary case into this alleged flow of funds and is going to submit a detailed report to the Ministry of Home Affairs soon after the initial probe is over. It NIA has obtained documents of some bank accounts. Most of the accounts under scanner belong to individuals.