Bail plea of Salahuddin’s son Shahid deferred


NEW DELHI: The bail plea of Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of Hizb chief Salahuddin, was on Tuesday deferred until February 5, family sources said. They said that the bail plea, which was scheduled on December 19 last year, was listed because of “non-availability of the judge.”
“Today again it was deferred till February 5,” said a family member, adding that “the delays were adding to their worries.” The family members appealed to the government to shift Shahid to a jail in Kashmir. “Travelling to Delhi incurs a lot of expenditure besides time,” they said while appealing to the government to shift Shahid to his home state.
Shahid was arrested last year in an alleged funding case. The NIA has claimed that Shahid has received a total of nearly Rs 4.5 lakh through eight international wire transfers.
Yousuf was arrested last year pertaining to the terror financing of banned terror group Hizb-ul- Mujahideen. The Jammu and Kashmir government had suspended Yusuf from his agriculture department job after his arrest.
He was found to have been receiving and collecting funds through international wire money transfer from Saudi Arabia-based Hizbul Mujahideen member Aijaz Ahmed Bhat.
Bhat is wanted in India for funding terror activities in the Kashmir valley. The NIA already filed two chargesheets against six other accused in this case in 2011.