Hurriyat leader Ayaz Akbar’s property seized in Kashmir

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday attached property of All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Ayaz Akbar at Srinagar’s Shalteng area. 

“This is to inform all members of the public that the immovable property ie. land measuring 1 Kanal and 10 Marias under Survey No, 31 at mauza Shalteng Tehsil Srinagar (J8K), in the name of Muhammad Akbar Khanday S/o Ab. Rehman Khanday, R/o Malora near Imam-ul-Bana Masjid, P.S Parimpora, Srinagar, J&K, as Abadi Deh, has been attached under the Court Orders dated May 31, 2023 in RC-10/ 2017/ NIA/ DLI, by the Special NIA Court,” the attachment order read.

The development came a day after the NIA attached 17 properties of prominent Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali in the Handwara area of North Kashmir in a case related to militancy funding.

The officials said that the property of Akbar on Srinagar outskirts was attached following an order by the Special NIA Court in New Delhi in May.

Hurriyat leader Ayaz Akbar is presently under detention in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. He was arrested in July 2017 by the NIA over the alleged militant funding case. Ayaz Akbar’s wife passed away in April this year after losing battle to cancer