Shahid Yousuf sent to jail in terror funding case

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NEW DELHI: Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of Syed Salahuddin, was sent to judicial custody by a Delhi court on Wednesday in a 2011 terror funding case. District Judge Poonam A Bamba sent the accused to custody till November 27 after he was produced before the court on expiry of his 7-day custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The NIA had earlier alleged that the accused had links with proscribed terrorist organisation like Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. The NIA said the case was registered on the basis of information regarding funds from Pakistan being sent to Jammu and Kashmir through hawala channels via Delhi to fund terrorism. The NIA had in 2011 arrested accused persons Ghulam Mohd Bhat and others with Rs 21.20 lakh, it said, adding that Yousuf was “one of the several Indian contacts of Bhat” who had been in telephonic contact with him for receiving money transfer codes.
It was submitted by the agency that Yousuf’s involvement was found in collecting funds from a terrorist outfit in Saudi Arabia as well as from other accused on directions of his father Mohd Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salahuddin, self-styled supreme commander of the Hizb-Ul-Mujahiddin. Syed Salahuddin was declared a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the US Department of State in June this year.