NIA Court extends remand of Salahuddin’s son

A special National Investigating Agency (NIA) Court Monday extended the judicial remand of Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief, Syed Salahuddin. Yousuf is under detention over the case of funding Kashmir unrest.

Shahid was produced before the judge at Patiala House Court complex after the expiry of the previous remand. The judge extended the judicial remand till December 22.
Meanwhile the Enforcement Directorate (ED) also sought time to file its reply on the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer, Mohammad Aslam Wani, in connection with Jammu and Kashmir militant funding case.

The Patiala House Court has allowed ED’s plea and listed the matter for December 1 for further hearing. Wani is a close aide of Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah, who has been arrested in the case to fund Kashmir unrest.
Earlier Wani moved the Patiala House Court after the apex court set aside all orders by which bail to an accused was denied due to stringent bail condition in money laundering cases and directed that such cases be remanded back to the respective courts to be heard on merits. Wani was arrested on August 6.

The ED had, on September 23, told the court that Shah admitted to receiving funds from Pakistan’s terror outfits to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir and others parts of the country.
The chargesheet filed by the ED stated that the separatist had admitted of talking to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed on phone on the issue of Kashmir and had last spoke to him in January this year.