SRINAGAR: Terming the repeated questioning of Dr Bilquees, the wife of incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as highly condemnable, the party on Wednesday said continuously summoning a “reputed woman” has become intolerable now.
DFP secretary general Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari has asked Indian authorities the reasons behind repeated summoning of Dr Bilquees when ED has already submitted a “so-called” chargesheet against Shabir Shah languishing in Tihar jail.
Tari said government is playing delaying tactics just to prolong the “illegal” detention of Shabir Shah and “summoning his wife every now and then is nothing but a policy to hoodwink”.
“When nothing has come out against Shabir Shah, ED is upset and in the process has even forgotten moral values. The Indian agency is targeting close relatives of Shah only to prolong his illegal detention,” he said.
“Asking the same questions time and again proves that ED has nothing against either Shabir Shah or his wife but on the directions of the rulers is hell bent to trouble Shah and his close relatives,” Moulana said. “Instead of issuing bail to Shabir Shah who has been put behind bars for no reasons, Indian authorities are using shameless attempts to somehow prolong his detention.”
Terming the court’s denial of bail to Shabir Shah as unfortunate, DFP secretary general said “the justice loving people of India should ponder on their judicial system”.