NIA Issues Fresh Summons To Mirwaiz Umer Farooq

SRINAGAR

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) issued fresh summons to Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and cleric Mirwaiz Umer Farooq to appear for questioning at the probe agency headquarters in connection with alleged terror financing case.

According to the notice, the Mirwaiz has been asked to appear at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters in New Delhi on March 18, the officials said.

The NIA had on February 26 carried out searches at premises of separatist leaders, including the Mirwaiz, in connection with the case related to financing of militant and separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

The NIA team, accompanied by police and CRPF personnel, searched residences of Mirwaiz, Naseem Geelani, Ashraf Sehrai, JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik, Shabir Shah, Zaffar Bhat and Masarat Alam.

The NIA had questioned two maternal uncles of the Mirwaiz – Maulvi Manzoor and Maulvi Shafat – and his close aides last year. Both Manzoor and Shafat are retired senior government officers.