Trouble for separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son Naeem? NIA summons him over 'terror' funds

In a likely trouble for Naeem Geelani, elder son of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the NIA has summoned him as part of its probe into suspected terror funds.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016, 18:06 PM IST
Trouble for separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son Naeem? NIA summons him over 'terror' funds

Srinagar/New Delhi: In a likely trouble for Naeem Geelani, elder son of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the NIA has summoned him as part of its probe into suspected terror funds.

Naeem Geelani has been summoned for recording his statement in connection with a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) registered by the probe agency.

The National Investigation Agency issued summons to Geelani for appearance at its Srinagar sub-office.

What's the case?

The case pertains to a PE registered by the NIA to probe flow of funds into various bank accounts from overseas which in turn is allegedly being used for anti-national activities in the Valley.

Hurriyat Conference questions summon

The hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Geelani issued a statement terming the questioning of its leaders as an act of "terrifying and maligning" the family of its leader.

"After harassing and questioning Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahmad Shah and Ayaz Akbar during their detention, Geelani's elder son Dr Naeem Geelani has been issued a notice by the NIA to report to its interrogation centre in Shivpora for questioning," it said in a statement in Srinagar.

The statement claimed that NIA has been given the task to drag these "fabricated cases" to Delhi to "pressurize the separatist leadership".

NIA rejects allegations

However, NIA said the allegations levelled against the probe agency were totally baseless and that the agency was probing a legitimate case where funds were being received in the state and diverted towards terrorism and anti-national activities.