The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court on Tuesday sent seven arrested separatist leaders to a 10 day NIA custody. The decision has come after NIA in court today said that all seven were needed to be confronted and to be taken to various places.

Earlier on Monday, NIA arrested seven separatist leaders from Srinagar for their alleged involvement in terror funding case, all the accused were produced in a Delhi Court today.

Reportedly, NIA has sought for 20 days remand for all the seven accused for illegal money laundering for raking terror related activities in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

All the arrested including Nayeem Khan and son-in-law of Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani will be taken to Delhi for further investigation.

Others arrested were Hurriyat spokesperson Ayaz Akbar, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Saifullah and Bitta Karate. Karate was arrested from Delhi while others were arrested from Srinagar.

The development comes as a part of an ongoing investigation on the suspicion of involvement of the separatist leaders in channelling the money from across the border for fuelling terror related activities in the Valley.

Earlier in June, NIA seized over Rs 1 crore during nearly two dozen raids conducted in various Separatists locations in Srinagar, Delhi, and Haryana.

NIA had initiated a preliminary inquiry (PE) against Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and his close aide and Hurriyat provincial President Nayeem Khan after he in a TV sting operation confessed that Hurriyat leaders have been receiving funds from Pakistan for subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley.

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