Delhi court extends judicial custody of Syed Salahuddin's son

Syed Salahuddin son Syed Shahid Yusuf is currently in Tihar jail for his role in a terror funding case. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 22, 2017, 11.59 AM (IST)

The Patiala House Court in New Delhi has extended the judicial custody of Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of terrorist Syed Salahuddin, till January 19 in connection with a 2011 terror funding case.

Syed Shahid Yusuf is currently in Tihar jail for his role in the terror funding case.

Syed Shahid Yusuf, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in October, was among the 18 prisoners injured in a scuffle with security guards from the jail in November.

The case, registered by the NIA in April 2011, relates to the transfer of money from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir through hawala channels via Delhi, which the agency believed was used in funding terrorism and secessionist activities.

The NIA alleged that Yousuf used to receive funds through a US-based international wire transfer company from Aijaz Ahmed Bhat, another accused in the case who is absconding and based in Saudi Arabia. The NIA claimed he had received a total of nearly Rs. 4.5 lakh through eight international wire transfers.

Syed Salahuddin is the chief of Hizbul Mujahideen, a terrorist organisation based out of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), which has carried out a number of terrorist attacks in Kashmir. He was declared a global terrorist by the US State department in June.

(With inputs from PTI)

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The Patiala House Court in New Delhi has extended the judicial custody of Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of terrorist Syed Salahuddin, till January 19 in connection with a 2011 terror funding case