Naseem Geelani, the son of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, on Tuesday claimed that the national investigation agency cancelled its summon issued to him in connection with its ongoing probe into the alleged funding case. The NIA however said that he did not appear before the probe agency.
"NIA has cancelled the summon. They called me over phone and also sent an e-mail informing me about its cancellation," Naseem told Greater Kashmir.
This was the fourth time when Naseem had been called for questioning to the NIA headquarters in New Delhi.
The summon was delivered at the residence of Naseem on Saturday evening by the police as it had been served though senior superintendent of police Srinagar.
He was asked to appear on December 26 at 11 am at the NIA building, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, for the purpose of "answering certain questions relating to the case."
Naseem is an assistant professor at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir.
In the last week of September, the NIA, according to Naseem, had told him that he "wasn't required to visit Delhi again."
HE DID NOT APPEAR: NIA
Naseem Geelani ignored the NIA summons in connection with its probe into alleged funding case, an official said.
"He did not depose before the agency investigators today," an NIA official told news agency IANS.
The official declined to say if any new summons had been issued to Naseem.