NIA Summons Geelani’s Grandson 

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 Geelani’s 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. Islam’s father, Altaf Shah alias ‘Fantoosh,’ was arrested last year in the funding case and has been in Tihar jail since.

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