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NIA summons Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Geelani's son for questioning

File photo: National Investigation Agency. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 09, 2019, 08.33 PM (IST)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned separatist Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Nadeem Geelani, son of another separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for questioning on Monday in Delhi in a terror funding case, officials said.

The move comes amidst the government crackdown on separatist leaders in Kashmir in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack.

About a week ago, the NIA carried out searches at seven locations of separatists in the Kashmir valley, including that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in connection with a terror funding case.

The agency claimed to have recovered several incriminating documents, including letterheads of different terrorist organisations as well as high-end communication systems, during the raid.

“High tech internet communication set up was also recovered from the residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq," the premier probe agency for terror crimes had said.

"Teams recovered incriminating documents including property papers, financial transactions receipts and bank account details. Significantly, letterheads of different terrorist organisations, as well as documents relating to recommendations for the visa for admission in Pakistan Educational Institutions, were found," the NIA statement had added.

During the searches, the teams also recovered electronic devices including laptops, e-tablets, mobile phones, pen drives, communication system and DVRs.