Srinagar, The family of Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin on Wednesday said that Shahid Yousuf was arrested to pressurise their father.
In a statement, the family while maintaining that Shahid was innocent, said that his arrest was an “age-old tactic by the Delhi government to harass the family and to defame our father”.
“This is an attempt to pressurize our father into submission by Delhi. We are peace loving people and want the issue to be settled through meaningful dialogue,” they said.
“We further want to state that we have never been involved in any terror funding activities in the state, and our record during past 28 years is crystal clear and can be verified by the police and CID.”
“Our brother Shahid Yousuf is a peaceful citizen, and NIA has incriminated him in absolutely fake charges of terror funding to pressurise our father.”
“Our right to live peacefully is being snatched by state & central Govt,” they claimed.
Shahid was arrested by the National Investigation Agency yesterday for his alleged role in financing of Hizb ul Mujahideen.