The National Investigation Agency, on Thursday arrested prominent businessman of Kashmir, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in connection with NIA Case No. RC-10/17/2017/NIA/DLI pertaining to alleged funding in Jammu & Kashmir, sources said.
His arrest follows the searches conducted by the NIA on Wednesday at multiple locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla belonging to the relatives and employees of Watali.
Earlier, on June 3, 2017, the NIA had searched Zahoor Watali’s house in Srinagar and allegedly seized incriminating documents pertaining to several financial transactions and land deals.
Pertinently, NIA has already arrested seven pro-freedom leaders in the same case.