Hurriyat chief’s son, Nayeem, admitted in hospital after chest pain in Kashmir after NIA summon

31 July 2017, 10:09 AM
NIA has summoned Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Geelani's son Dr. Nayeem Geelani for questioning in connection to terror funding. (Representative Image/Source: PTI)
NIA has summoned Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Geelani's son Dr. Nayeem Geelani for questioning in connection to terror funding. (Representative Image/Source: PTI)

Dr. Nayeem Geelani, the eldest son of Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Geelani, who has been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with with alleged hawala transactions to provoke unrest in the Kashmir valley, was admitted to hospital after he complained chest pain.

A Hurriyat spokesperson told the media that Nayeem complained of chest pain on Sunday evening after which he was rushed to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.

The spokesperson of the party added that he has been admitted to ICU and is under the observation of the doctors.

According to Hurriyat members Nayeem had suffered a massive heart-attack in 2009 and was undergone two cardiac-operations.

The spokesperson of Hurriyat added that Nayeem is supposed to appear before the NIA on Monday and has also booked his flight tickets for Delhi.

The Hurriyat targeting the BJP led government in Jammu and Kashmir and in the centre said that the police and administration did not allow Nayeem conduct a press conference.

“He had called the press conference to make the people of the nation and world make aware about the reality of the allegations and to expose the wicked agenda of the RSS mindset behind the propaganda but the media was prevented the media from talking to Nayeem,” a Hurriyat statement said.

Nayeem, a surgeon, had returned from Pakistan in 2010 after spending 11 years and is considered Geelani’s heir apparent. Nayeem was to be questioned in connection with the terror funding case which has named Hafiz Saeed, leader of Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa and banned terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, as an accused.

The NIA is investigating if funds from Pakistan have been used to fuel unrest in the Kashmir Valley that left 100 people dead in 2016. In the past few weeks, the agency has raided places across Kashmir, New Delhi and Haryana searching for evidence of separatist leaders and businessmen receiving funds from the Jamaat-ud-Dawa group.

Earlier, on July 24, the NIA had arrested seven separatists over money laundering charges, for funding terror in the Kashmir Valley. The seven arrested have being identified as Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Khan and Bitta Karate. The separatist leaders were later sent to 10-days NIA custody.

The NIA first visited Srinagar in May to probe the alleged funding by Pakistan for illegal activities in Kashmir and has questioned several separatist leaders on transferring funds via the Hawala route.

First Published: Monday, July 31, 2017 09:51 AM
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