Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of globally wanted terrorist Syed Salahuddin, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency on Tuesday in connection with a 2011 terror funding case for allegedly receiving money from his father.
An NIA spokesman said that 42-year-old Shahid, at present working in the Jammu and Kashmir government's agricultural department, was summoned to the headquarters on Tuesday after which he was placed under arrest.
The NIA alleged that Shahid used to receive funds through international wire money transfer from Aijaz Ahmed Bhat, an absconding accused, at present based in Saudi Arabia.
The agency alleged that Shahid is "one of several Indian contacts of Bhat" who have been in telephonic contact with him to receive the money transfer codes.
Photo of Syed Salahuddin's son Syed Shahid Yusuf, who was questioned by NIA in Delhi over 2011 terror funding case & has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/u6V0BNVN9x— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2017
The case, registered by the NIA in April 2011, relates to transfer of money from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir through hawala channels via Delhi which was suspected to be used in funding terrorism and secessionist activities.
Syed Salahuddin's son Syed Shahid Yusuf questioned by NIA in Delhi over 2011 terror funding case, has been arrested.— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2017
The NIA has so far filed two charge sheets against six people which included G M Bhat, a close aide of pro-Pakistanseparatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mohammed Siddiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo and Farooq Ahmed Dagga. All the four wherein judicial custody.