ED attaches Shabir Shah’s family house in Srinagar

ED attaches Shabir Shah’s family house in Srinagar
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Srinagar, Mar 29: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached the immovable properties of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah in connection with a terror funding case.
Shah is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail after he was arrested by ED in 2017.
Official sources said that Shah’s property located in Effandi Bagh and Rawalpora, which was in the name of his wife and daughters, were seized. “The properties were attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act,” they added.
Shah, general secretary of the Hurriyat Conference (HC), headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was arrested on July 26, 2017 by the state police after a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) was issued by the ED. Shah was on the same day sifted to Delhi in connection with over a decade-old money laundering case against him.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell had arrested Mohammed Aslam Wani, an alleged hawala dealer, who confessed during questioning that he passed on Rs 2.25 crore to Shah. The ED had registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Shah and Wani.
Wani, a resident of Srinagar, had also claimed that he delivered around Rs 2.25 crore to Shah and his kin in multiple installments over the past years.
Meanwhile, over a dozen separatist leaders, including spokespersons of both the factions of HC, remained lodged in a jail in New Delhi since 2017 for their alleged links in a militancy funding case.