NIA attaches 17 properties of Zahoor Watali

Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali
Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali

SRINAGAR — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday said that 17 properties of Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali have been attached in the Hurriyat funding case, in which JKLF commander Yasin Malik is currently undergoing life imprisonment.

“17 properties belonging to Watali in the Handwara area of Kupwara in Kashmir have been attached by the NIA on orders by the Special NIA Court, Patiala House, under section 33(1) of the UA(P) Act today,” NIA said in a statement, as per the news agency GNS.

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“Watali had shown the sale of a plot of land measuring 20 kanals, purportedly owned by Watali’s company, ‘M/s Trison Farms and Constructions Pvt. Ltd.’ to one Naval Kishore Kapoor, a co-accused in the case,” the NIA said, adding, “However, the investigations found that neither Watali nor his company was the owner of this plot of land in the Revenue records.”

Watali is presently facing trial before the Special NIA Court in New Delhi.

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