Return my ‘gadgets’ as it hampers government work: Geelani’s son to NIA

Srinagar: Syed Naseem Geelani, son of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani has asked the National Investigation Agency to return all his gadgets that were seized by the NIA sleuths last month, as it hampers his Government work.

The junior Geelani works as a Scientist (SG) in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

“NIA raided my residence on 26th February 2019, from 10 am to 3.45 PM and took away all my electronic gadgets including my laptop, my mobile phones along with sim cards, hard drives, pen drives and memory cards on which I have stored all my files related to my research, teaching, extension and students welfare  activities,” he said.

This work done is needed for my APR ( annual progress report) and API (academic performance indicators), Naseem said, adding that it needs to be updated on daily basis and has to be produced when applying for other positions and for monthly progress reports.

“We have to submit our reports to the other centers outside state also regarding our research progress in our projects.”

“I was logged in at the time of seizure in all my applications, including bank, social media, mails etc and my laptop was also open. They have taken all my pass codes for these gadgets,” Naseem said.

He said: “I need my gadgets for my daily updates for my job relating tasks for which I am being paid. I have applied for the same to National Investigation Agency (NIA) and also informed my university authorities regarding the matter.”

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