Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday in connection with terror funding case. Yasin was taken to Delhi on Tuesday evening after a special NIA court in Jammu gave the go-ahead for his custodial interrogation by the probe agency, officials said.
The NIA registered a case on May 30, 2017, against separatists and extremist elements who have been working in connivance with terrorist outfits like Hizbul Mujahideen, Dukhtaran-e-Millat and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The case was registered for collecting funds through illegal means for funding separatists and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the probe agency said in the FIR.
Yasin was shifted to Tihar jail under police protection. He was taken into preventive custody in February by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and shifted to Jammu's Kot Balwal jail. Yasin Malik’s JKLF was banned last month by the Union Government.