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NIA custody for nine held for Kashmir terror funding

A court here on Wednesday sent nine persons, arrested on charges of funding terror in Jammu and Kashmir, to NIA custody till November 21.

During in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the National Investigation Agency to quiz the accused after the agency sought their custody to unearth the entire conspiracy.

The NIA said it wanted to probe the involvement of others, including bank officials trying to help them convert the demonetised notes into legal currency.

The NIA on Tuesday seized nearly Rs 36.5 crore in demonetised currency and arrested nine persons on Jai Singh Road near Connaught Place in its ongoing probe into the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case.

Those held were Pradeep Chauhan, 47, Bhagwan Singh, 54, Vinod Shreedhar Shetty, 47, Shahnawaz Mir, 45, Deepak Toprani, 60, Majid Yousuf Sofi, 27, Ejajul Hassan, 38, Umar Mushtaq Dar, 27, and Jaswinder Singh, 53.

Three of them hail from Jammu and Kashmir, two from Delhi, two from Mumbai and one each from Uttar Pradesh and Nagpur.

With these arrests, the total number of arrests in the terror funding has reached 19.