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Prominent valley businessman arrested by the NIA

Srinagar: Zahoor Ahmed Shah Watali, a prominent Kashmiri businessman was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday.

Watali also has been arrested in connection with the alleged ‘terror funding case’.

His arrest followed after searches were conducted by the NIA on Wednesday at around 12 different locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla belonging to the relatives and employees of Watali.

On June 3 this year, NIA had searched Watali’s house in Srinagar and allegedly seized ‘incriminating documents’ pertaining to several financial transactions and land deals.


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