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HC seeks NIA reply on bail plea of Salahuddin's son in terror funding case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today sought response of on a plea by Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of founder and internationally-wanted terrorist Syed Salahuddin, seeking bail in a terror funding case.

A bench of justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta issued notice to the on the plea challenging a trial court order denying bail to Yousuf.

42-year-old Yousuf was posted as in Budgam of central when he was arrested by on October 24 last year. He is in judicial custody and his bail plea was dismissed by the trial court here on March 7.

He had sought bail saying that he was not required further by the investing agency and no purpose will be served by keeping him in custody.

had earlier alleged that the accused had links with proscribed terrorist organisations like

It had said that the case was registered on the basis of information regarding funds from being sent to Jammu and through hawala channels via to spread terrorism.

The NIA had in 2011 arrested several persons including with Rs 21.2 lakh, alleging that Yousuf was "one of the several Indian contacts of Bhat" who had been in touch with him for receiving money transfer codes.

It had alleged that Yousuf's involvement was found in collecting funds from a terrorist outfit in as well as from other accused on directions of his father Mohd Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salahuddin, of the

was declared a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the in June last year.

The NIA has claimed that so far Yousuf has received a total of nearly Rs 4.5 lakh through eight international wire transfers.

It had also registered two other cases related to terror funding -- one in November 2011 and the other in May 2017. It had filed a charge sheet against 10 people including Salahuddin in the April 2011 case.

In the recent case, the NIA arrested various people including some close relatives and aides of separatist leader

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:30 IST