Terror funding: HC dismisses plea of Salauddin’s son

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today rejected a plea by Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen founder and a ‘specially designated global terrorist’ Syed Salahuddin, challenging an order dismissing his bail in a terror funding case.

            A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta upheld two orders of a trial court, including one by which his plea for statutory bail was rejected, saying there was no illegality in them.

            “This court concurs with the trial court that once the period for completion of investigation stood extended up to April 21, 2018, the occasion for the appellant (Yousuf) to file an application for statutory bail under Section 167 Cr PC did not arise unless there was a failure by the NIA to file a charge sheet before April 21, 2018,” the bench said. (AGENCIES)