Srinagar: Mohammad Aslam Wani, arrested in connection with the money laundering case involving Kashmiri resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, was on Sunday sent to judicial custody till August 31.
Wani (36) was arrested on August 6, ten days after the arrest of Shah, and his custody under Enforcement Directorate ended on Sunday. He was produced before Duty Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur, who sent him to judicial custody on the plea of ED.
The ED had issued multiple summons to him for his arrest but he did not appear before the agency. Wani is accused of passing on Rs 2.25 crore to Shah.
On August 9, Shah was sent to 14-day judicial custody in connection with the money laundering case.
According to investigators, Shah was “in continuous contact with Pakistan-based terrorists in Pakistan and received money from them through hawala to create trouble in Kashmir”.