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Fake charges framed against my son: Hizbul Mujahideen founder Syed Salahuddin

The NIA arrested Syed Salahuddin’s son on charges of receiving funds through international wire money transfer from a Saudi Arabia-based member of the Pakistan-based terror group.

india Updated: Oct 24, 2017 21:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Syed Salahuddin,Hizbul Mujahideen,Pakistan
Syed Salahuddin has said the charges against his son were fake. (REUTERS File Photo)

United Jihad Council (UJC) chief and Hizbul Mujahideen founder Syed Salahuddin said the Indian government, through its agencies, has framed fake charges against his son.

“A fake story has been made to arrest my son,” Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman Saleem Hashmi quoted Salahuddin as saying, reported Kashmir News Service (KNS).

The wire service added Hashmi said over phone, “Such acts won’t weaken our freedom movement and neither will it daunt the resolve of the leaders of freedom movement.”

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested Salahuddin’s son in a six-year-old case of terror funding through hawala channels.

The NIA in a statement charged 42-year-old Shahid Yousuf of “receiving and collecting funds through international wire money transfer” from a Saudi Arabia-based Aizaz Ahmad Bhat, who is accused of being a member of the Pakistan-based militant group.

First Published: Oct 24, 2017 21:16 IST