NIA summons Mirwaiz to Delhi in funding case

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National Investigation Agency has summoned Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to New Delhi for questioning in an alleged funding case. Top Hurriyat leader, who is one of the three leaders of Joint Resistance Leadership along with Syed Ali Geelani and the JKLF supremo Yasin Malik  has been asked to appear before the probe agency on Monday.

“Whereas, it appears that you are acquainted with the circumstances of the case noted below, which is now under investigation by the NIA, New Delhi, you are hereby required to report before the undersigned at National Investigation Agency, Ministry of Home Affairs, Opposite CGO complex Lodhi Road, new Delhi on 11-02-2019 at 10:30 am for the purpose of your examination relating to the case,” said a notice, issued to the Mirwaiz by the NIA.

Last week, the NIA had carried out raids at the residence of Mirwaiz at Nigeen in Srinagar and the other senior separatist leaders including Geelani’s son Naseem Geelani. The NIA had registered a case in the alleged funding case in 2017.