Delhi Court Grants Bail To Kashmir Businessman, held in ‘Terror Funding Case’

Delhi Court Grants Bail To Kashmir Businessman, held in ‘Terror Funding Case’

New Delhi: Recently, Kashmiri Businessman Zahoor Watali, was granted bail by Delhi High Court who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for his alleged role in a funding of terror case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

From the bench of justices, S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel set aside the trial court’s June 8 order by which Watali was denied bail. As per the report, Mr. Watali was arrested on August 17 last year by the National Investigation Agency.

According to the bench mentioned that the release of the businessman on bail after furnishing a personal bond of Rs 2 Lakh and two surety of the same amount.

According to the NIA Zahoor Watali, Saeed, Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin, and others have been accused of “ conspiring to wage against the government” and fomenting trouble in the Kashmir valley.

However, the High Court said “ if there is any bench of these conditions, it will be open to the NIA to apply to the trial court for cancellation of bail”

The Charge Sheet in which NIA has alleged that officials of the Pakistan High Commission here were passing on money to separatists in Jammu and Kashmir through Zahoor Wali.

During the bail plea session NIA, assert that the sources from which the accused had received the funds could not be satisfactorily explained by him. It said that if released on bail, he might hamper the probe and flee from justice. It said that if released on bail, he might hamper the prob and flee from justice.

Zahoor Watali mentioned in his application that no offense under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) was made out against him in the charge sheet.

On the other end, the NIA has charged Pakistan- based terrorists Saeed and Salahuddin, besides 10 others, with criminal, sedition, and provisions of the UAPA.

There are others name that is also charged by the agency in the terror-funding case they are Hurriyat Conference leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Mohammad Akbar Khanday, and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal have also been charged by the agency in the terror- funding case and they are under in judicial custody.

by Priti on September 14, 2018

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