New Delhi: A Delhi court on Sunday issued a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against Kashmiri leader Shabir Shah in a case of money laundering registered against him more than a decade ago.
Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma issued the arrest warrant after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told the court that Shah was repeatedly evading summons asking him to depose before the court and join the investigation.
According to Special Public Prosecutor NK Matta, the case relates to August 2005 when the Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested 35-year-old Mohammed Aslam Wani, an alleged Hawala dealer, who claimed that he had passed on Rs 2.25 crore to Shah.
The ED then registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Shah and Wani.
Wani was arrested allegedly with Rs 63 lakh received through Hawala channels from the Middle East, and also a large cache of ammunition on August 26, 2005.
According to the police, during questioning Wani told police that Rs 50 lakh was to be delivered to Shah and Rs 10 lakh to Jaish-e- Mohammad area commander in Srinagar, Abu Baqar, and the rest was his commission.