Terrorist Syed Salahuddin’s Son Syed Ahmed Shakeel Too Sent To judicial For...

Terrorist Syed Salahuddin’s Son Syed Ahmed Shakeel Too Sent To judicial For Terror Financing


Terrorist Syed Salahuddin’s Son Syed Ahmed Shakeel Too Sent To judicial For Terror Financing

Syed Salahuddin, originally Mohammed Yusuf Shah, is a terrorist on Indian radar for long was also declared a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the US Department of State.

Apart from heading the terror outfit Hizb-ul Mujahideen, he is also the chairman of the United Jehad Council (UJC), a conglomerate of terrorist outfits operating in the Kashmir Valley.

Now Shakeel,the eldest son of this Salahuddin, the globally-wanted terrorist, was arrested on August 30 by the NIA in connection with the terror funding case.

The NIA officials, with help of the state police and CRPF, had arrested Shakeel at the Rambagh locality in Srinagar.

This terror financier was moving to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, where he works as a senior laboratory assistant.

This terrorist was then brought to New Delhi l and produced before the court. Earlier this year, Salahuddin’s younger son, Shahid, who was working in the agricultural department of the Jammu and Kashmir government, was also arrested in the same case.

A Delhi court on Monday sent Shakeel son of Syed Salahuddin, to judicial custody in connection with a 2011 terror funding case for allegedly receiving money from his father. District Judge Poonam A Bamba sent 48-year-old Syed Ahmed Shakeel to custody after he was produced before it on expiry of his NIA custody granted earlier.

The probe agency said that during its investigation, the involvement of Shakeel had surfaced in raising, receiving and collecting funds from the operatives of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, including those from Saudi Arabia.

Shakeel had received money through the American financial services, Western Union, several times, which were sent by absconding but chargesheeted accused Aijaz Ahmad Bhat alias Aijaz Maqbool Bhat.

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

The NIA has so far filed two charge sheets against six people including G M Bhat, a close aide of pro-Pakistan separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mohammed Siddiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo and Farooq Ahmed Dagga. All four are in judicial custody.

Two others — Mohammed Maqbool Pandit and Bhat — were also charge-sheeted by the NIA but they are absconding and an Interpol Red Corner notice has been issued against them.

In this case, so far, three accused persons Mohammad Sidiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo and Farooq Ahmed Dagga have been convicted after they pleaded guilty.