Published On: Tue, Oct 24th, 2017

Terrorist Syed Salahuddin’s Son Arrested In Terror Funding Case

Son of world’s one of the most wanted terrorist, Syed Salahuddin, was arrested Tuesday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection to a terror funding case of 2011 and is alleged to have received money from his father.

The 42-year-old Syed Shahid Yousuf was first summoned to the NIA headquarters the same day and thereafter was arrested.

He is scheduled to be produced before a NIA court on Wednesday.

Currently he is working in the agricultural department of government of Jammu and Kashmir.

Terrorist Syed Salahuddin's Son Arrested In Terror Funding Case

According to the agency, Shahid had received about Rs 4.5 lakh through a US-based international wire transfer company from Aijaz Ahmed Bhat through eight transfers.

Bhat too is accused in the same case, registered in April 2011, along with several Indian contacts of him and is absconding. He is based in Saudi Arabia.

Until now the agency has filed two charge sheets against a total of six people including Mohammed Siddiq Ganai, Farooq Ahmed Dagga, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo and G M Bhat, who is a close aide of pro-Pakistan separatist Syed Ali shah Geelani.

Bhat and Mohammed Maqbool Pandi are absconding while the remaining four are in judicial custody.

The case relates to money transfer through hawala challens from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir through Delhi. It is believed the money was used in funding terrorism in India.

Syed Salahuddin (Mohammed Yusuf Shah) was declared in June 2017 as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the US Department of State.

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