The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will question JKLF chief Yasin Malik in the alleged illegal funding case in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The probe agency produced Mr. Malik before the NIA court in Delhi in the morning for a formal detention order of the separatist for questioning in an alleged illegal funding case lodged by it in 2017. At least seven separatist leaders have been arrested in the case so far.
Mr. Malik, whose party JKLF was banned on March 22 under Section 3 of the anti-terror law, was shifted from Jammu’s Kot Balwal Jail to Tihar Jail on Tuesday evening. This followed the NIA court’s warrant against the separatist leader.
Mr. Malik was booked under the Public Safety Act on March 7 and shifted from Srinagar to a jail in Jammu. Earlier, the separatist leader was arrested on February 22 from his Maisuma residence, a week after the Pulwama attack. The NIA carried out searches of Mr. Malik’s residence in Srinagar on February 26.