ED moves Delhi court for permission to quiz Geelani's son-in-law

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 15, 2019 16:02 hrs

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday moved a Patiala House court seeking permission to interrogate Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Shah and two others in connection with a terror funding case involving 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

The agency also sought permission to quiz Zahoor Watali, an influential businessman allegedly having friendship with Pakistani leaders and Kashmiri separatists.

The ED submitted that it wants to question the accused in Tihar jail to confront them with some documents and fresh evidence of money laundering.

Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal posted the matter for hearing on March 19.

The ED has alleged that Watali is having friendship with Naval Kishore Kapoor, a UAE-based businessman. All the three have been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with others, in the case.

Earlier in the day, the NIA issued fresh summons to Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Naseem Geelani, the son of another separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, to be present for questioning on March 18 and 19 in connection with the terror funding case.

The NIA had carried out searches last month at seven locations of separatists in Kashmir, including that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in connection with the case.

The agency claimed to have recovered several incriminating documents, including letterheads of different terrorist organisations as well as high-end communication systems, during the raid.

During the searches, the teams also recovered electronic devices including laptops, e-tablets, mobile phones, pen drives, communication system and DVRs. (ANI)