The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is working on making one of the seven accused, who were arrested on charges of getting Pakistani funding to fuel violence in the Valley, an approver in the case.
“We are working in this direction on one of the accused. The accused who turns approver will be given pardon by the court if his confession is found honest and truthful. An approver will give us a firm legal footing in the case, corroborate witness statements and technical evidence to prove our case,” said a senior NIA official on the condition of anonymity.
The agency further tightened screws on Hurriyat Conference hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani by asking his son Nayeem to join investigation in the case on Monday in Delhi. It is the second time that Nayeem has been issued formal summons to join the probe.
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