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Terror funding: NIA questions six, including Hizbul chief's son

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (NIA) on Wednesday questioned chief Syed Salahuddin's eldest son and five others in connection with the 2011 terror funding case.

Shakeel Yusuf, a at Srinagar's Sher-e-Institute of Medical Sciences, was questioned along with the five others at the in south

The wanted to question Yusuf on receipt of funds sent by his father through a US-based international wire transfer company, an said.

Yusuf was also "one of several Indian contacts" of hawala operator Aijaz Ahmed Bhat based in Saudi Arabia, and was said to have been in telephonic contact with him for receiving money transfer codes, said the

The case, registered by the in April 2011, relates to the transfer of money from to Jammu and through hawala channels via Delhi, which the agency believed was used in funding terror and secessionist activities.

The NIA has so far filed two charge sheets against six persons, including G.M. Bhat, a of pro-separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mohammed Siddiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo, and All four are in judicial custody.

Two others -- and Bhat -- were also charge-sheeted by the NIA but are absconding. An Red Corner notice has been issued against them.

Yusuf's father Shah -- better known as -- was declared a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the in June last year.

Salahuddin also heads the (UJC), a conglomerate of terrorist outfits operating in the Valley.

The agency had last year arrested Salahuddin's another son in connection with the case. He is in judicial custody.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 22:36 IST
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