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Delhi court extends custody of stone pelters arrested from J-K

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Patiala House on Saturday extended the police custody of the two stone pelters arrested by the Investigation Agency (NIA) from

The NIA had asked for an extension of custody for seven days, but the granted only four days.

The investigation agency had arrested two notorious stone pelters from earlier in September as a part of ongoing crackdown against terror funding in the state.

According to the NIA sources, the arrested stone pelters have been identified as Javed Ahmad Bhat from Kulgam and Kamran Yusuf from Pulwama.

The NIA visited in May to probe the alleged funding by for illegal activities in Kashmir, and questioned several separatist leaders on the issue of raising, collecting and transferring funds via the Hawala route and other channels to fund terror activities in Kashmir.

In July, the NIA arrested seven separatist leaders - Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Bitta Karate - over money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley.

On August 17, the NIA arrested Zahoor Ahmed Watali, a prominent businessman of Kashmir.

The NIA on Tuesday summoned Kashmir Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom on September 6 at the Headquarters in connection with the terror-funding case.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 16:02 IST