ED summons Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah again

Published: 03rd June 2017 01:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2017 04:48 PM   |  A+A-

Shabir Shah President of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party speaks to the media as he leaves after a meeting at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Monday | PTI

By Express News Service

The Enforcement Directorate has issued fresh summons to Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah asking him to depose before the investigating officer on 6th June. ED has issued summoned in connection with an over a decade-old case of money laundering registered against him for alleged terror financing.

“The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had issued similar summons to Shah last month but he didn’t depose. Fresh summons have now been issued to Shah to investigate the case,” a senior ED official said. 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. The ED had registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Shah and Wani.

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 the rest was his commission.

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