Srinagar: National Investigating Agency Thursday arrested Srinagar based business man Zahoor Ahmad Watali in connection to the ‘terror funding case’.
Watali’s arrest comes day after NIA conducted raids at multiple locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla ‘belonging to the relatives and employees of Zahoor Watali’.
Watali’s Srinagar residence was raided on June 3 by NIA
The National Investigation Agency, on 17.08.2017, arrested Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in connection with NIA Case No. RC-10/17/2017/NIA/DLI pertaining to funding of terrorist and separatist activities in Jammu & Kashmir.
According to sources Watali is suspected of acting as a conduit for illegally remitting funds to the secessionists, terrorists and stone-pelters.
“He was earlier arrested in the year 1990 by the Jammu & Kashmir Police, when some anti-national activists were found present in his house at Bagat Barzulla, Srinagar. He was taken into custody along with Yaseen Malik, Sajjad Gani Lone, Bilal Lone and others and was jailed for eight months at Jammu,” sources told INS.
Watali will be produced before the Special NIA Judge at Patiala House Courts on August 18