Hizbul- Mujhideen Chief’s eldest son arrested: NIA

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested Terror group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’s chief Syed Salahuddin’s eldest son Shakeel Yousuf this morning, in connection with a 2011 case related to terror funding.

“Shakeel is working as a laboratory technician in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura,” a police officer familiar with the arrests said, the Hindu reported.

He was arrested in Srinagar’s Rambagh area in a joint operation of NIA, CRPF & Local Police.

The NIA questioned Yusuf on several occasions in the past one year but he failed to show up after June 30, even though fresh summons were served.

Yusuf was summoned to answer about fund transfers from Pakistan to J&K through hawala channels via Delhi.

The NIA believes these local hawala channels were used in terror funding and other terror related activities.

Lat year in October 2017 global terrorist’s another Syed Shahid Yusuf was arrested who was then working in Jammu and Kashmir’s agricultural department.