Separatist leaders arrested for terror funding accuse NIA of delaying case

NEW DELHI: A number of Hurriyat Conference leaders arrested in a terror funding case accused the NIA on Wednesday of delaying the case, which also involves Lashkar-e-Taiba chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

The NIA had accused Saeed and others, including Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin, of “conspiring to wage war against the Government” and fomenting trouble in the Kashmir Valley.

Some of the accused arrested in the case, including Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Mohammad Akbar Khanday and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, besides hardline pro-Pakistan separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Shah alias Altaf Fantoosh, told the court that their bail applications are pending for a long time and the probe agency was seeking repeated adjournments. (AGENCIES)