Srinagar: A Delhi court on Thursday extended judicial remand of senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah till September 13.
Shah was arrested in an alleged money laundering case by Enforcement Directorate (ED) on July 25 in Srinagar before he was flown to New Delhi. He is chief of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) which is a constituent of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, Dr Bilquees, Shah’s wife, said, “the DFP chief was brought to Patiala House court complex and presented before judge around 2:30 PM.”
Siddharth Sharma was hearing the case presented by ED who extended the judicial remand of Shah till September 13. “ED has 60 days to file the charge sheet and the duration ends around September 25,” Bilquees said. “ED has produced nothing yet before the court; they are just seeking extension for investigation.”
Shah is undergoing detention in Tihar jail, Delhi. She added that the court accepted the application of Shah that next hearing be held through video conferencing. “There is security risk to his life,” Bilquees said.
“The next hearing will be held at 3 PM on September 13 through video conferencing,” she said.
It may be recalled that ED had summoned Bilquees in alleged money laundering case as well. She was supposed to present herself ED on August 28 the day when she reached Srinagar.
“I have sent a registered post to ED that I am a government servant and any (ED) notice to me should be routed through my department,” she said, who is a medical officer in J&K health department.
“I have written to them that I am a parent of two children and can’t come to Delhi as Eid falls on Saturday,” she added.