As part of its efforts to eliminate terrorism in Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be conducting lie detector tests on the arrested Kashmiri separatists. It may be recalled that the 7 Kashmiri separatists were arrested a few ways back. The lie detector test, also known as the polygraph test will be conducted, as a special court has approved a 10-day custody for them. The NIA is currently interrogating the arrested Kashmiri separatists and the lie detector tests will help NIA to get more information from them. The arrested include Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law, Altaf Ahmad Shah and he too will have to take the lie detector test. NIA had originally requested for an 18-dy custody, but the court only granted a 10-day custody.
In another related news, the NIA has issued summons for the elder son of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The NIA wants to question Geelani’s son, as it has been found that Geelani’s son was acting as middleman between Hurriyat leaders and stone pelters. This deals a further blow to Hurriyat, which has been mired in a wide variety of controversies and found to be spreading terror in the Kashmir valley. Investigations have revealed that Hurriyat leaders take money from Pakistan to fund terror activities in the Kashmir Valley. They also provide money to stone pelters to disturb the law and order in the Kashmir Valley.