Geelani asked to meet Delhi Police in hawala case

Monday, February 21, 2011

NEW DELHI - The Delhi Police Special Cell sleuths have asked Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to indicate a date when he could meet an investigating officer in connection with a hawala case allegedly linked to him in which four people have been held, police said Monday.

“In a letter sent to Geelani, we have asked him not to leave the capital till he is probed in the case,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Arun Kampani.

After investigations in a hawala case, the Delhi Police arrested four people allegedly associated with the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, a banned terrorist organization. Mohammad Siddiq Ganai, Ghulam Gilani Laloo, Farooq Ahmed Dagga and Ghulam Mohammad Bhatt, all from Jammu and Kashmir, on Jan 22.

“We also recovered Rs 21.20 lakh from them,” said Kampani.

During police remand, Ghulam Mohammad Bhatt told police of his association and financial dealings with Geelani.

“To clarify certain issues known during disclosure of Bhatt a letter was sent to Geelani, presently in Delhi, on Feb 17 to meet the investigating officer regarding the matter. Geelani expressed his inability for the meeting due to medical reasons,” said the commissioner.

The police sent another letter asking Geelani to indicate the date and time convenient as per his health condition to meet the officer.

“He was further asked not to leave Delhi till he has been examined in connection with the investigation of the case,” said the commissioner.

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