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Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Monday morning, left from his residence in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, for Delhi. He will appear before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with a terror funding case. Farooq on Sunday decided to appear before the NIA.

Recently, the agency had served a third notice to the Mirwaiz asking him to appear before it in Delhi after he had expressed security concerns regarding his visit to the national capital while responding to the two notices served to him by NIA earlier.

A spokesman of Mirwaiz-headed Hurriyat group said that the Mirwaiz will travel to Delhi for the questioning, and he will be accompanied by Hurriyat executive members including Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone and Masroor Ansari.

“Despite repeated attempts to hold the questioning in Srinagar, the NIA refused to conduct it in Srinagar and has said that it would take care of the security concerns expressed by the Mirwaiz.

“People are deeply anguished by the harassment of Mirwaiz,” he added.

The Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat has, however, appeared people to remain calm and peaceful.

(With inputs from agencies)

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