Srinagar: National Investigation Agency today detained senior separatist leader and National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan for questioning in connection with Hawala funding case.
Quoting sources news agency GNS reported that Khan was detained from Srinagar under an FIR lodged against him by the NIA. He was held by a team of NIA sleuths who are in Valley to probe alleged Hawala funding to separatist leaders from Pakistan.
Pertinent to mention here that a major row erupted after Khan was purportedly shown admitting to receiving funds from Pakistan in a sting operation conducting by a New-Delhi based TV channel. However he rejected the sting operation and said it is being shown in bits and pieces.
In the wake of row, the membership of Nayeem Khans National Front, which was constituent of Hurriyat (G), was suspended temporarily by amalgams chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Geelani had said that till the matter is not clarified, NF will remain suspended from Hurriyat.
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