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NIA serves fresh summons to Mirwaiz Umer Farooq

IANS  |  Srinagar 

The (NIA) on Thursday issued fresh summons to senior separatist leader, Umer Farooq, asking him to appear before the agency in New on March 18.

The had earlier issued summons to the to appear before it in the national capital on March 11 but he had stayed away, citing security reasons.

"Under the prevailing conditions of hostility wherein there is a threat to the personal safety of my client, it becomes unwise for my client to travel to Delhi," for the Mirwaiz, Aijaz Ahmad Dhar, had said in a letter to the

Dhar also said that the should, under the present circumstances, question the here only.

The NIA has summoned the Mirwaiz for questioning in connection with the 2017 terror funding case being investigated by the agency.

On February 26, NIA carried out searches at the Mirwaiz's house at Nigeen in the city's outskirts for nearly 10 hours.

The houses of Jammu and Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik, and other senior separatist leaders Shabir Shah, Zaffar Bhat and Masarat Alam were also raided the same day.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:42 IST
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