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Masarat Alam, Asiya Andrabi, Shabir Shah sent to 10-day NIA custody

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New Delhi, Jun 04: A Delhi court Tuesday sent Kashmiri separatists Masarat Alam, Asiya Andrabi and Shabir Shah to 10-day NIA custody in a funding case involving Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, a lawyer said.

The National Investigation Agency arrested the three during in-chamber proceedings before Special Judge Rakesh Syal and sought 15-day custodial interrogation.

Asiya and Shah were already in custody in separate cases while Alam was brought from Jammu and Kashmir on transit remand, advocate MS Khan appearing for the accused told PTI.

NIA had filed a charge-sheet in 2018 against Hafiz Saeed, Syed Salahuddin and 10 Kashmiri separatists in a case of alleged militancy funding and secessionist activities in the Valley.

It said that offences for which the accused have been charge-sheeted include those punishable under sections 120B of IPC (criminal conspiracy) and various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

According to NIA, the case was registered on May 30, 2017 and the first arrests made on July 24 last year.

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