The National Investigation Agency  on Thursday arrested prominent Kashmiri businessman  Zahoor Ahmad Watali on charges of  “funding  separatist activities.”

Watali was arrested from his house in Srinagar following searches conducted by the NIA on Wednesday   at multiple locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla belonging to the relatives and employees of Watali, the NIA  said in a statement.

“Earlier, on 3rd June, 2017, the NIA had searched Zahoor Watali’s house in Srinagar and seized incriminating documents pertaining to several financial transactions and land deals. The property documents seized have shown huge amount of cash transactions in sale & purchase,” it said.

He is expected be brought to Delhi and presented before a NIA judge at Patiala House Courts on Friday.

 

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