Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday suspended Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of Hizbul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, from his agriculture department job. Last month, Shahid Yousuf was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the 2011 terror funding case.
Syed Shahid Yousuf, is a post graduate in Agriculture and since 2013 he was working in the Department of Agriculture, Jammu and Kashmir, as Village Agriculture Extension Assistant at his village Soibugh, Budgam. The NIA had said that Syed Shahid Yousuf, over the years, has been receiving and collecting funds through International wire money transfer from Aijaz Ahmed Bhat alias Aijaz Magbool Bhat, member of HM, an absconder in the case.
The NIA has already filed two charge sheets against six accused persons in this case in 2011.
The NIA in a statement also said that Syed Shahid Yousuf is one of the several Indian contact of Aijaz Ahmed Bhat who have been in telephonic contact with him to receive the money transfer codes.