ED summons daughter of Shabir Shah in 2005 case, when she was 5 years old

ED summons daughter of Shabir Shah in 2005 case, when she was 5 years old

Srinagar: The 19-year-old daughter of Kashmiri leader Shabir Shah has been summoned twice by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case dating back to 2005.
Sama Shabir, who is studying law in Manchester in the United Kingdom, was issued summons at her home in Srinagar. The first date for her to appear before the ED was April 18 and the second was April 24.
Shabir Shah was arrested on July 25, 2017, in the 2005 case related to money laundering and alleged financing of terror groups.
Sama’s mother, 48-year-old Bilquies Shah, a doctor by profession, has been moving from pillar to post informing the Enforcement Directorate units here, Jammu as well as its headquarters in New Delhi that her daughter is pursuing her studies in the UK and should be exempted from personal appearance.
Bilquies had to prepare a reply to the summons issued by the ED for Wednesday.
“My daughter Sama Shabir is pursuing her education at the University of Manchester in the UK and it has (been) communicated to your good self through a speed post letter dated 15-04-2019,” she said in her reply to the Assistant Director (PMLA) of the ED.
Sama Shabir was in news last year after she topped the CBSE Class 12 exam by scoring 97.8 percent marks.
“While I am completing all legal formalities, I wonder what does she have to do with a case of 2005 when she had just turned five years. How can this happen? It is really a pure case of harassment and the real purpose is known to the authorities only,” Bilquies told PTI.
“I am now preparing to receive a summons for my younger daughter Seher, who was three at the time when this case happened,” she said.
The mother said that their house attached by the ED was built on land that she had inherited from her father in 1999.
“I took a loan of Rs 20 lakh from Jammu and Kashmir Bank and built the house and the same has been attached now. Is this not an irony? I received an attachment notice and so did my two daughters who were not even born at that time,” she said.
PTI