June 2017 News

Terror Funding: Geelani's Son-in-law Quizzed Again

12 June 2017
The Tribune (Chandigarh)

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today again questioned Altaf Ahmed Shah, son-in-law of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, in connection with its probe into the funding of terror and subversive activities in Kashmir. Shah, popularly known as Altaf Fantoosh, was earlier questioned by the NIA on June 9 about his movable and other properties, including houses in the Valley as well as in Jammu, and the source for their funding, official sources said. Shah, who arrived again at the NIA headquarters today, was questioned by a team of agency officials about the alleged funding of the Geelani-led Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, the sources said. There was no immediate reaction from Shah's camp but his father-in-law had yesterday questioned the role of the NIA and said the probe agency was being used as a 'war weapon' against the separatist leadership in Kashmir. - PTI 'Dubious' trade transactions under lens New Delhi: The NIA probe into the alleged Pakistan funding to separatist leaders has led the investigators to believe that certain firms involved in cross-LOC trade are being used as money carriers. Sources in the NIA said the investigators had come across a few 'dubious transactions' made by traders. 'We are for a while not revealing the names of such traders, but their direct and indirect connect with terror outfits like Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba appear to be suspicious,' said a senior NIA official