NIA arrests seven separatist leaders  


NEW DELHI:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven Kashmiri separatist leaders who have allegedly received funds from Pakistan.

Those arrested included Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Shah and moderate Hurriyat chairman’s close aide Shahid-ul-Islam, reports said.

Others arrested were Hurriyat spokesperson Ayaz Akbar, separatist leader Nayeem Khan, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Saifullah and Bitta Karate. Karate was arrested from Delhi while others were arrested from Srinagar, reports added. All the arrested would be brought to Delhi on Monday, official reports said.