NIA files chargesheet against Hizbul Mujahideen chief's son

ANI | Updated: Apr 21, 2018 17:42 IST

New Delhi [India] April 21 (ANI): National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against Shahid Yusuf, the son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Syed Salahuddin in a terror funding case.

The NIA filed the chargesheet on Friday against Shahid Yusuf, under section 120-B of the IPC and 13, 17, 18, 20, 21, 38 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, for willfully raising, receiving, collecting 'terror funds' and holding proceeds of terrorism' for furtherance of terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

Yusuf, a resident of Soi Bugh village in Budgam district, is a former employee of Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Department. He was suspended after he was arrested by the NIA.

Shahid Yousuf was the seventh accused against whom a chargesheet has been filed in the case. The other accused people include Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Mohammad Sidiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo, Farooq Ahmad Dagga, Mohammad Maqbool Pandit and Aijaz Ahmad Bhat.

Of these seven accused people, five, including Shahid Yusuf, are in custody and two namely Mohd Maqbool Pandit and Aijaz Ahmad Bhat are absconding. Of the four accused facing trial in the case, three accused people namely Mohammad Sidiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo, and Farooq Ahmad Dagga have already pleaded guilty. (ANI)