NIA arrests UJC chief Salahuddin’s son in alleged terror funding case

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency arrested Shahid Yousuf, son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin in New Delhi in connection with the alleged ‘terror funding’ case.

Shahid works in the horticulture department of the Jammu and Kashmir government.

His father, Salahudin heads the militant organisations amalgam United Jihad Council (UJC). Salahudin also is the chief of militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.

The investigation revealed that one of the accused, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, based in Syria, allegedly transferred money to Yusuf on the direction of Salahuddin, reported the national daily The Hindu.

“The money was sent between 2011-14 and it was used for terrorist activities in the Kashmir Valley,” said the official. The NIA revived the investigation recently, even though the case is under trial in a city court.

Four persons related to this case — Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, Mohammad Sidiq Ghanaian, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo and Farooq Ahmed Dagga, were arrested earlier. Two others, Mohd. Maqbool Pandit and Aijaz Ahmed Bhat are absconding.

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