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NIA arrests seven Hurriyat separatists in Kashmir in terror funding case

In a preliminary inquiry, the NIA had alleged that separatists received funding from Hafiz Sayeed-led Lashkar-e-Taiba to carry out subversive activities in Kashmir. Photograph: (PTI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 24, 2017, 09.43 AM (IST)

Seven separatist leaders have been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a case related to terror funding, ANI reported.

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Those who have been arrested include Nayeem Khan, Bitta Karate, Altaf Funtoosh and Shahid-ul-Islam.

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Altaf Funtoosh is the son-in-law of Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani. 

The NIA had conducted searches across the national capital and Kashmir in relation to the case of terror funding last month.

The NIA had questioned Nayeem Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate and Gazi Javed Baba in terror funding case last month.

Nayeem Khan was suspended by Geelani from Hurriyat after he confessed to receiving money from Pakistan-based terror groups in a sting operation, a PTI report had said.

In a preliminary inquiry, the NIA had alleged that separatists received funding from Hafiz Sayeed-led Lashkar-e-Taiba to carry out subversive activities in Kashmir.

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