KV Correspondent

Judicial custody of arrested Hurriyat leaders extended

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A New Delhi court today extended the judicial custody of three Hurriyat leaders arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor ‘terror’ activities and stone-pelting in the state.

District Judge Poonam Bambaba extended the custody of Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey and Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate after they were presented before the court on expiry of their 28-day judicial custody.

Earlier, the court had on Monday also extended the judicial custody of other four Hurriyat leaders including Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Bashir Ahmad Bhat alias Peer Saifullah till September 27.

The National Investigation Agency had arrested seven key Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders on July 24. The arrested leaders included Nayeem Khan, Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Hilali Shah and Khandey from Srinagar and Bitta Karate in Delhi.

They were booked on charges of criminal conspiracy and waging war against India.

Altaf Ahmad Shah is the son-in-law of senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Islam is a close aide of moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while as Khandey is the spokesperson for the Geelani-led Hurriyat.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court extended the judicial custody of senior separatist leader Shabir Shah, who was arrested in an alleged money laundering case.

Reports said that Shah will appear at the Patiala House Court on September 13 through video conferencing.

Shah was arrested in an alleged money laundering case by ED on July 25. He is currently undergoing detention in Tihar jail, Delhi.


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