Court extends Shabir Shah’s ED custody by one day

New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday granted one more day to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Kashmiri pro-freedom leader Shabir Shah in connection with a decade-old case of alleged money laundering.
While passing the order, Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit did not agree with the agency’s plea seeking seven more days’ custody of Shah on the ground that it needed to unearth the larger conspiracy.
The ED’s plea was opposed by Shah’s counsel M S Khan.
The sixty-four-year-old leader, who was arrested on July 25, was produced in the court after expiry of his seven-day ED custody.
The agency had earlier issued summonses to Shah in connection with the August 2005 case in which the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had arrested Mohammed Aslam Wani (35), an alleged hawala dealer. PTI