NIA ‘misreads’ blood report for hawala money, quizzes cardiologist in terror funding case

NIA , National Investigation Agency
NIA , National Investigation Agency

New Delhi, AUg 31: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday interrogated Delhi’s top cardiologist Dr Upendra Kaul in an ongoing terror funding case.

Confusing medical jargon in the documents recovered from jailed separatist and JKLF chairman Yasin Malik led the central counter-terror law enforcement agency to summon the Delhi-based doctor for an explanation.

Kaul, who has been treating Malik’s various cardiac ailments for the last two decades, told the NIA sleuths that jargon referred to a blood test and not crores of rupees – as interpreted by the agency.

“Kaul was summoned as a witness. He was examined today (Friday),” an unnamed NIA confirmed to the news agency IANS.

It was earlier reported that Kaul had criticised the government for the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution which accorded special status to Jammu & Kashmir.

The Delhi-based doctor told the NIA that Malik has been his patient and had consulted him for his heart-related complications and the jargon in the document in question pertained to that.

The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has been lodged in Tihar jail in connection with two cases one of which pertains to terror funding.

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