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NIA Arrests Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin’s Son:- In connection with its probe into terror funding in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid Yusuf.
An official told a leading news channel: “Yusuf was arrested today in Delhi after he was called for questioning at the NIA (National Investigation Agency) headquarters in an old case of terror funding registered in 2011.”
The arrest comes a day after the decision to start a dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir was announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. Former Intelligence Bureau Director Dineshwar Sharma was named as its representative for the talks with all stakeholders in the State. For terrorist activities in parts of Kashmir Valley, the NIA is probing illegal funding, including through hawala channels. In this connection, multiple cases have been registered.
According to the agency official, investigation revealed that one of the accused, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, based in Syria, had allegedly transferred money to Yusuf on Syed Salahuddin’s orders between 2011 and 2014.
The US State Department designated Salahuddin, as a global terrorist, in June.
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