Shabir Shah’s judicial remand extended till August 31

The judicial remand of separatist leader Shabir Shah on Wednesday was further extended till August 31 after a Delhi Court dismissed his bail application, reports said.

Shah was arrested on charges of money laundering by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and was sent to a 14-day judicial remand earlier on August 9.

“The remand time of 14 days got concluded so we had requested for a custodial remand of another 14 days, which the court has granted. We also have a lot of electronic evidences and telephonic information and call records. Basically we have been confronting him with the information we have. Rest cannot be disclosed more,” Enforcement Directorate (ED) lawyer, Rajeev Awasthi said.

Earlier on August 6, the ED questioned Shah’s wife in the ongoing money laundering case.

On July 25, Shah was arrested from his residence, where he was under house detention for a very long time.

Shah was produced in the Patiala House Court on July 26, following which he was sent to seven-day ED custody.

The accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Meanwhile, according to the reports, the central probe agency has issued several summons to Shah over the last few years in pursuance of the August 2005 case wherein the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had arrested Mohammed Aslam Wani (35), an alleged hawala dealer, who had claimed that he had passed on Rs 2.25 crore to Shah.

Wani was arrested allegedly with Rs 63 lakh, received through ‘hawala’ channels from the Middle East, and a large cache of ammunition, on August 26, 2005.

During questioning, he had told the 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 that the rest was his commission.

Wani, who hails from Srinagar, had also claimed that he delivered around Rs 2.25 crore to Shah and his kin in multiple installments over the past year.


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