Son of Hizb chief sent to judicial custody by Delhi court

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court today sent the second son of Syed Salahuddin, the chief of the banned Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, to judicial custody in connection with a 2011 terror funding case for allegedly receiving money from his father.

District Judge Poonam A Bamba sent 48-year-old Syed Ahmed Shakeel to custody after he was produced before it on expiry of his NIA custody granted earlier.

The second son of Salahuddin, a globally-wanted terrorist, was arrested on August 30 by the NIA in connection with the terror funding case.

The NIA officials, accompanied by the state police and CRPF, had arrested Shakeel at the Rambagh locality in Srinagar when he was on his way to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, where he works as a senior laboratory assistant.

He was then brought to the national capital and produced before the court.

Shakeel is the eldest son of Salahuddin who has been arrested by the NIA in connection with the case. Earlier this year, his other son, Shahid, who was working in the agricultural department of the Jammu and Kashmir Government, was also arrested in the same case. (AGENCIES)