NIA clears Kashmir trader after 6 months in jail

SRINAGR: A Kashmiri trader-based in Goa, Syed Abid Jalali, who was arrested On December 23,2015 for his alleged militant links, was Tuesday released on bail from Rajasthan high court after National Investigation Agency (NIA)  gave him a clean chit.
Jalali, was arrested after a Rajasthani businessman, Satya Prakash Arya, filed a police complaint against him in 2013, accusing him of not returning ornaments worth Rs 25.6 lakh that he had allegedly taken for approval.
While talking to media, Jalali’s counsel Rajeev Surana said Arya had submitted false evidence in court to link his 36-year-old Kashmiri client to a militant group. It was alleged that Jalali was associated with Mohammad Amin Bhat, a surrendered Hizbul militant.
The court transferred the case to the NIA and the anti-terrorist agency found no evidence to link Jalali to the Kashmir-based outfit. Based on the NIA’s closure report, justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma granted conditional bail to Jalali.
Surana said Arya had malafide intentions in pressing charges against his client.


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