NIA arrests financier Zahoor Watali in J&K terror funding case (Image: PTI)
The National Investigation Agency on Thursday arrested financier Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in connection with J&K terror funding case.
Zahoor Watali is currently questioned by the NIA regarding his dubious financial transaction details and property-related records. He will be produced before the Special NIA Judge at Patiala House Courts on Friday.
The arrest has been followed by searches conducted by the NIA on Wednesday at multiple locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla belonging to the relatives and employees of Zahoor Watali.
The searches have disclosed highly incriminating material pertaining to receipt of funds by Zahoor Watali from foreign sources and its further distribution to the terrorists and separatists in Kashmir valley for anti-India activities.
Earlier in June, the NIA had conducted search in Zahoor Watali’s house in Srinagar and seized documents related to financial transactions and land deals.
Zahoor Watali was arrested by Police in 1990 when some anti-national activists were found present in his house. In the year 2009, Zahoor Watali was accused of illegal encroachment of land and assault, and a case was registered against him