Jammu and Kashmir independent legislator Engineer Rashid on Tuesday appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for questioning in the alleged terror funding case.

Engineer Rashid, who represents the north Kashmir Langate assembly constituency, reached the NIA office at around 11.40 am.

The agency is investigating an alleged terror funding case involving separatist leaders, some local businessmen and others.

It is for the first time that a MLA from the state has been summoned by the NIA.

So far, 10 people, including separatist leaders and a businessman, have been arrested by the NIA.

(With inputs from agencies)