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NIA scrutinising five bank accounts linked to Hurriyat's Geelani

The probe agency has roped in financial experts to scan these accounts -- two of Geelani and the rest owned by other persons linked to him.

Published: 19th January 2017 04:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th January 2017 07:26 PM   |  A+A-

Syed Ali Geelani. | PTI File Photo

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Five bank accounts allegedly linked to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani are being scrutinised by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as part of its probe into suspected terror funding.

The probe agency has roped in financial experts to scan these accounts -- two of Geelani and the rest owned by other persons linked to him, official sources said on Thursday.
Preliminary investigation has found suspicious financial transactions through these accounts during 2014 and 2015.

There are many layers of transactions to avoid detection of the end use of the money, they alleged, adding that in many of the deposits, the details of the depositors were not known.

The NIA sources claimed that the patterns of transactions -- both deposits and disbursals -- were suspicious.

A preliminary enquiry has been registered by the NIA to probe flow of funds into various bank accounts from overseas which in turn was allegedly being used for anti-national activities in parts of Kashmir.

It is suspected by the central security agencies that the money was used for creating tension in Kashmir.



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