New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Jammu and Kashmir’s separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and son of Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Naseem Geelani, for questioning in its ongoing probe into the terror funding case. NIA sources said Mirwaiz Farooq, Chairman of the Awami Action Committee, and Naseem Geelani would be questioned at agency’s headquarters in the national capital on Monday.
A source said Farooq and Geelani were summoned by the anti-terror probe agency on Thursday. The NIA action comes almost 11 days after it carried out searches at the residence of several separatist leaders at multiple locations in J&K. Besides Farooq and Geelani’s residences, the NIA had also searched the residences of top separatist leaders — Yasin Malik, Chairman of JKLF, Shabbir Shah, President JKDFP, Mohammad Ashraf Khan, Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Masarat Alam, General Secretary APHC and Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Chairman JKSM.