Srinagar: Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq was ready for questioning by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Srinagar instead of New Delhi.
The NIA had asked Mirwaiz to appear before it at its headquarter in New Delhi Today in connection with ‘terror funding’ case. Earlier, on March 11 Mirwaiz did not appear the investigation agency in New Delhi citing security and other reasons. A spokesman of the HC said Mirwaiz in reply has sent reply through his counsel to NIA summon dated March 14 which was received on March 15.
Mirwaiz has reiterated that he is willing to cooperate in the matter but has asked for the venue for examination to be shifted from Delhi to Srinagar as the concerns and apprehensions regarding travel to Delhi. He said Mirwaiz has already expressed his concern through his counsel in the earlier response dated 10 .3.2019. There is no change and continue to remain so.
The counsel further mentions in the reply that his client has informed him that on several occasions earlier many persons have been examined by the Agency at Humhama Budgam while conducting investigation. He sees no reason why his client cannot be examined in similar manner, the counsel said in the reply.