Hizb chief Salahuddin’s son’s judicial custody extended till Feb 5

New Delhi, Jan 19: A court on Friday extended the judicial custody of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid, who was held  in a six-year-old terror funding case, till February 5.

Special Judge O.P. Saini extended the custody after in-camera proceedings.

Shahid, 42, a Jammu and Kashmir government employee, was nabbed here on October 24 after he was called for interogation at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters.

The agency alleged that Shahid was collecting funds from Aijaz Bhat, a Srinagar resident now based in Saudi Arabia and a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, on the direction of his father Salahuddin, who is based in Pakistan.

The money was meant to sponsor Hizbul Mujahideen’s activities in the valley.

The 2011 terror funding case pertains to money sent through hawala channels by terror outfits  based in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to Jammu and Kashmir.

The NIA filed two chargesheets against six accused in 2011. Four — Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, one of the closest aides of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mohammed Sidiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo and Farooq Ahmad Dagga — are currently lodged  Delhi’s Tihar Jail.


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