NIA summons Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for questioning in a terror funding case.


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for questioning in Delhi in a terror funding case.

Naseem Geelani, son of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has also been summoned. Officials said, the Mirwaiz and Naseem Geelani have been asked to appear at the NIA headquarters tomorrow.

The NIA had, last month, carried out searches at the premises of separatist leaders, including the Mirwaiz, in connection with the case related to the financing of terrorist and separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

The NIA probe seeks to identify the chain of players behind the financig of terrorist activities, pelting of stones on security forces, burning down of schools and damaging of government establishments.

The case names Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawah Chief Hafeez Saeed, the front for banned Lashker-e-Taiba, as an accused, besides organisations such as the Hurriyat Conference factions led by Geelani and the Mirwaiz.The government has already withdrawn the security of the Mirwaiz along with several other separatist leaders.


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