Salahuddin’s son received money from Saudi-based Kashmiri, alleges NIA: Report

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) alleged that Shahid Yousuf, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son, was collecting funds from a Saudi-based Srinagar resident on the direction of Salahuddin.

“Shahid was collecting funds from Aijaz Bhat, a Srinagar resident now based in Saudi Arabia and a Hizbul Mujahideen militant, on the direction of his father Salahuddin,” a news agency quoted NIA officials as saying.

A Delhi court on Wednesday sent Shahid, arrested in a six-year-old funding case, to judicial custody till November 27, the report said.

Shahid, 42, a Jammu and Kashmir government employee, was arrested on October 24 after he was called for questioning at the National Investigation Agency headquarters here. He was remanded in seven-day NIA custody last week, the report added.

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