Kashmir Funding Case: NIA Extends Judicial Custody Of Salahuddin’s Son

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Srinagar—A special court of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in Delhi Monday extended judicial remand of Shahid Yousuf in alleged Hawala funding case up to December 22.

Shahid is son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief, Syed Salahauddin, and was arrested on October 24 this year when he was called for questioning to Delhi by the probe agency (NIA).

Shahid had applied for bail but it has been rejected by the court, sources said. He is detained in Tihar jail, Delhi.

 “The court rejected the bail application of Shahid on the grounds that his brothers are taking care of his family back home,” sources said.

Shahid was produced before the judge around 11:45 am at Patiala House Court Complex from where he was brought around 1:30 pm, sources added.

ED Seeks Time To Reply On Aslam Wani

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday sought more time to file its reply on the bail plea of alleged hawala operator Mohammad Aslam Wani, in connection with Jammu and Kashmir “terror” funding case.

The Patiala House Court has allowed ED’s plea and listed the matter for December 1 for further hearing.

Wani is a close aide of Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah, who has been arrested in alleged “terror” funding cases.

Earlier, Wani moved the Patiala House Court after the apex court set aside all orders by which bail to an accused was denied due to stringent bail condition in money laundering cases and directed that such cases be remanded back to the respective courts to be heard on merits.

Wani was arrested on August 6.

The ED had, on September 23, told the court that Shah admitted to receiving funds from Pakistan’s “terror” outfits to “spread terror” in Jammu and Kashmir and others parts of the country.

The chargesheet filed by the ED stated that the separatist had admitted of talking to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed on phone on the issue of Kashmir and had last spoke to him in January this year.

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