Shahid’s judicial custody extended till January 19
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Shahid’s judicial custody extended till January 19

A court here on Friday extended till January 19 the judicial custody of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid, arrested in a six-year-old funding case.

A court here on Friday extended till January 19 the judicial custody of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin's son Syed Shahid, arrested in a six-year-old funding case.

Shahid, 42, a Jammu and Kashmir government employee, was arrested here on October 24 after he was called for questioning at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters.

He was remanded in seven-day NIA custody last Wednesday.

On Friday, he was presented before district judge Poonam Bamba who, during the in-camera proceedings, extended his judicial custody.

The agency alleged that Shahid was collecting funds from Aijaz Bhat, a Srinagar resident now based in Saudi Arabia and a Hizbul Mujahideen militant, on the direction of his father Salahuddin, who is on the run.

The NIA had filed two charge-sheets against six accused in the case in 2011. Four of them—Ghulam Muhammed Bhat, Muhammed Sidiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo and Farooq Ahmad Dagga—are currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar central jail. (IANS)

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