ED arrests Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah in money laundering case

26 July, Srinagar

In Jammu & Kashmir, separatist leader Shabir Shah has been arrested last night by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with money laundering case against him for terrorism financing.

Sources said Shah was arrested from his residence in Srinagar and lodged at Humhama Police station who is expected to be shifted to Delhi today. He may be produced in a court in Delhi.

The ED had issued multiple summons to Shah, but he never deposed before the agency. A Delhi court had this month issued a non-bailable warrant against the separatist leader that officials said was executed. Shah remained in house detention.

The ED had registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Shah and Wani. Earlier yesterday, a court in New Delhi remanded seven Hurriyat leaders to custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA) for 10 days till 4th August who are accused for their role in Kashmir unrest.

The seven arrested leaders includes Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah (son-in-law of Syed Ali Geelani), Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal and Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate.

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