ED raids jailed Altaf Funtoosh’s house


Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Tuesday raided the house of Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Altaf Shah (Funtoosh) in Srinagar.

As per the family sources, four men arrived at his Bemina house in the afternoon when only one family member was present at the time.

“They identified themselves as officials from Enforcement Directorate, who have been sent notice by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to search the house,” the family sources said. “They also asked for the papers of properties.”

However, the family member responded that all the papers have already been seized by the NIA, where an investigation is already in process. Shah, who is also son-in-law of Hurriyat Conference patriarch Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has been in jail since July last year.

In last January, ​t​he National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet in the NIA Special court at Patiala House Courts Complex, naming Shah along with 11 other accused persons for “conspiring to wage war against the Government of India” by carrying out “terrorist and secessionist activities” in the state.

Earlier, ED also summoned his octogenarian leader Geelani to its office at Rajbagh on September 5 or 6. The summon was sent through a letter addressed to Geelani, informing that he should either present himself personally or through an authorized representative.

The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairperson Muhammad Yasin Malik has also been summoned by the ED to their Rajbagh office at 10:30am either on September 5 or 6.

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