J&K Congress leader appears before NIA, questioned
Jammu & Kashmir

J&K Congress leader appears before NIA, questioned

Agency News

Jammu, Feb 11 : Senior leader of Jammu and Kashmir Congress Ghulam Mohammad Saroori on Tuesday appeared before the National Investigation Agency in connection with a series of terrorist attacks in Kishtwar district.

Sources said that Mr Saroori appeared before NIA officials for questioning following a summoned. He was served a notice under Section 160 CrPC by the NIA. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Saroori on Monday to respond to certain queries in connection with “terror cases” in Kishtwar.

“Around a week ago some NIA officials visited the residence of GM Saroori and delivered a notice asking him to appear before the NIA for sharing information about various terror cases in Kishtwar and about Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Jehangir Saroori, the longest surviving militant in Doda region,” official sources here said.

Mohammad Amin Bhat, alias Jehangir Saroori, is the longest surviving militant commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen. He had joined militancy in 1992.

In October last year, Jammu and Kashmir Police had put up posters of Jehangir Saroori in Kishtwar region and has also announced a cash award of Rs 30 lakhs on information leading to his arrest. Saroori, a close confidante of leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, was a three time MLA of the Congress from Inderwal assembly constituency and former PWD minister. Terrorism re-surfaced in the region after senior BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar were killed outside their house in Kishtwar on November 1, 2018. (UNI)