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‘Greater Kashmir’ Editor Questioned over Terror Funding, Articles

The editor-in-chief of ‘Greater Kashmir’ was interrogated for over a week by the the National Investigation Agency.

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The editor-in-chief of a major daily from Kashmir, Greater Kashmir, was interrogated for nearly a week by the the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The editor Fayaz Kaloo was questioned about a few articles that appeared in his newspaper during the agitation in 2016 after Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter, said officials, reported PTI.

He was reportedly in the Delhi office for six consecutive days. He was questioned regarding terror funding, Hawala transactions, his own properties, sources of income and his trips abroad.

For the past six consecutive days, he was told to report at the NIA headquarters in Delhi and was let off by evening.

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The NIA’s exertions are linked to a bigger case related to the funding of separatist organisations in Jammu and Kashmir – a key person arrested in this regard is businessman Zahoor Watali – though it is not clear why the anti-terror agency should show interest in the editorial content of a newspaper, reported The Wire.

The general manager of Greater Kashmir has also been summoned and questioned by the NIA in the past, said the media report.

For questioning in an alleged funding case, the NIA has also summoned Anees-ul-Islam, grandson of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, to appear before it on 9 July, reported Greater Kashmir. Anees’s father Altaf Shah, is Geelani’s son-in-law and has been in Tihar jail for over a year now, said the media report.

(With inputs from PTI, Greater Kashmir, The Wire)

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Topics:  NIA   Burhan Wani   press freedom 

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