Kashmir: Shabir Shah’s judicial custody extended till August 31

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August 23, 2017 0 Comments BREAKING NEWS 94 Views
Kashmir: Shabir Shah’s judicial custody extended till August 31

A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah, arrested on charges of “money laundering”.
Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma extended Shah’s judicial custody till August 31.

Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma denied the relief to Shah, who is currently in judicial custody, after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that he was not needed for further custodial interrogation.

On August 3, the court had allowed the ED custody of Shah after the agency alleged that he was “ruining” the country by using money to fund

terror.

Shah was arrested by the ED a day after several Hurriyat leaders were taken into custody of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in a case of alleged terror funding in the Valley to fuel unrest.

He was arrested in connection with the August 2005 case in which the Special Cell of Delhi Police had arrested Mohammed Aslam Wani (35), an alleged hawala dealer who is currently in ED custody, claiming that Rs 63 lakh was recovered from Wani out of which Rs 52 lakh was allegedly to be delivered to Shah.

The agency had earlier issued summonses to Shah in the case, the prosecution had said, adding that Wani had claimed that he had given Rs 2.25 crore to Shah.

Investigating agencies like the NIA have cracked down on Hurriyat leaders like Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law — Altaf Ahmed Shah, also known as Altaf Fantoosh — and six other Kashmiri separatists.

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