HC seeks NIA reply on bail plea of Salahuddin’s son in terror funding case

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today sought response of the NIA on a plea by Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen founder and internationally-wanted terrorist Syed Salahuddin, seeking bail in a terror funding case.
A bench of justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta issued notice to the National Investigation Agency on the plea challenging a trial court order denying bail to Yousuf.
42-year-old Yousuf was posted as agricultural assistant in Budgam of central Kashmir when he was arrested by the NIA on October 24 last year. He is in judicial custody and his bail plea was dismissed by the trial court here on March 7.
He had sought bail saying that he was not required further by the investing agency and no purpose will be served by keeping him in custody. (AGENCIES)