Jammu & Kashmir

SIA questions Hurriyat leader for 8 hours in militancy funding case, say officials

Hurriyat leader Professor Abdul Gani Bhat. [File Photo]

Srinagar: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Saturday questioned senior Hurriyat leader Professor Abdul Gani Bhat for nearly 8 hours after he was summoned by the probing agency at JIC Jammu in a case related to militant and Hawala funding.

A top official said that Bhat was summoned related to a case of militant and Hawala funding in which former minister Jatendar Singh alias Babu Singh was earlier arrested.

He said Bhat was questioned for nearly eight hours till evening at JIC Jammu after he was summoned by the agency today.

The official added during questioning Bhat revealed many facts regarding the money received from across the border by different Hurriyat leaders in the Valley.

Professor Bhat heads Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference and in the past, he has also been the head of the Hurriyat Conference.

Born in Botengo village of Sopore in north Kashmir, Bhat studied Persian, Economics and Political Science at Sri Pratap College in Srinagar and then pursued his post-graduation in Persian and Law at Aligarh Muslim University.(KNO)


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