FUNDING CASE: Court sends 4 separatist leaders to judicial custody

Four Kashmiri separatists including son-in-law of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani were sent to judicial custody on Monday by a Delhi court in a funding case.
FUNDING CASE: Court sends 4 separatist leaders to judicial custody
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Four Kashmiri separatists including son-in-law of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani were sent to judicial custody on Monday by a Delhi court in a funding case.

Duty magistrate Pankaj Sharma sent Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah, popularly known as Altaf Fantoosh, Peer Saifullah, Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Nayeem Khan to jail for 14 days.

The court order came after the NIA submitted that they were not required for further interrogation.

The agency had arrested seven persons on July 24 in the case of alleged funding of subversive activities in the Kashmir to fuel unrest. The other three separatist leaders Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar and Muhamad Akbar Khanday were sent to the judicial custody till September 1.

Meanwhile, Nayeem-ul-Zafar Geelani and Naseem Geelani, sons of Syed Ali Geelani, who is admitted in SKIMS Soura here, on Monday wrote a letter to National Investigation Agency (NIA) seeking postponement of the date of their appearance before the agency for questioning.   

"This is in the reference your letter No. RC-10/2017/NIA-DLI/-TEAM-5/, dated 11/08/2017 asking us to appear for questioning in New Delhi. We have no objection in appearing before NIA but yesterday our father Syed Ali Geelani who was not feeling well from past one week, felt pain in the abdomen with cramps, dehydration and generalised weakness and was admitted in SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar. We are with our father in the hospital to take care of him. He has to undergo a series of tests. He is also weak and needs support at this time," Nayeem and Naseem have written in the letter to Vikas Katheria, superintendent of police, NIA. "To gather the information required by your goodself needs time and keeping the health condition of our father in consideration, we both brothers request your goodself to give us another date to provide information required by NIA," they added. PTI/GKNN

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