NIA grills Geelani’s sons, J&K DySP

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Aug 2017 09:17:09



THE NIA on Tuesday questioned the sons of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in connection with a terror funding probe allegedly involving Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, official sources said.

It also questioned Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Faheem Ali, who handles separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq’s security, in connection with the case. Ali is the first police officer from the state to be interrogated by the NIA. While Geelani’s elder son Nayeem is a surgeon, the younger one, Naseem, is a state government employee. Nayeem is widely being seen as the one who would succeed his father as the leader of the Tehrek-e-Hurriyat, a separatist conglomerate comprising pro-Pakistan hardline groups.

The brothers are being questioned here in connection with a terror funding case which has named Saeed, leader of the JuD and the banned terrorist outfit LeT, as an accused, the sources said.