Delhi court extends NIA custody of former Rashid engineer of Ju0026K MLA

NEW DELHI: A Delhi Court on Wednesday he extended the National Research Agency ( NIA ) custody of the former MLA of Jammu and Kashmir Rashid Engineer until August 21 in a case of terrorist financing.

Rashid, who was arrested by the NIA on August 9, was produced before Additional Session Judge Rakesh Syal who extended the remand.

After his arrest, the ex-MLA from Langate in Kupwara district was brought to the national capital by the NIA which is probing his alleged role in the cross-border terror funding case.

On August 10, he was sent to NIA custody until today by the magistrate on duty Dharmendra Singh .

Rashid was questioned by the NIA earlier this month as well as in 2017 when the case was registered.

The agency had said that Pakistani terrorist teams, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen along with the intelligence agency ISI, provided funds to separatist leaders to foster problems in the Valley.

A charge sheet was filed in the case last year.

Several separatist leaders, including Shabbir Shah, Masrat Alam and Asiya Andrabi, are in judicial custody in relation to the case, which involves the brain of 11/26 Mumbai, intellectual author of the Hafiz Saeed attack.