SRINAGAR The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned the grandson of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani for questioning in the 2017 financing case, a senior official said.
The NIA sent a notice to Anees-ul-Islam, son of Geelanis daughter on Tuesday, asking him to appear at its Delhi office on July 9. Islam, who holds a Masters in Business Administration, is working as a researcher with the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention in Srinagar.
His appointment in 2016 during the tenure of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had raised eyebrows, with National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah questioning the decision. Islams father, Altaf Shah alias Fantoosh, was arrested last year in the funding case and has been in Tihar jail since.