Srinagar: A court in New Delhi on Thursday extended the remand of senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah for six more days.
Shabir Shah, whose Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) is part of the Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference, is facing money laundering charges.
Shah was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on July 25 from Srinagar and was flown to New Delhi.
He, however, submitted an application in court alleging “inhuman behaviour and threat” to his life by the ED personnel.
Shah has alleged that he was also “forced to sign statements and blank documents”.
Before being arrested by the ED personnel, Shah was undergoing house detention in Srinagar.
Sources said that the wife, nephew and another relative of Shah were camping in Delhi to help his legal aides, who include Advocate Shawar Khan and advocate Vinod Trislu, to defend him.
“Once Shah entered the courtroom today, a lawyer asked the DFP chief to chant the ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogan ‘to get relief’ (in the case),” a DFP activist said. “But it enraged the judge, after which the proceding started”.