New Delhi, Sep 23: This is certainly going to make things further tough fo separatist leader Shabir Shah, though it may not be the final nail in the coffin now. Enforcement Directorate submitted an important document related to Shabir Shah where the latter has admitted that he talks to Hafiz Saeed on phone on the issue of Kashmir.He reportedly confessed that he recently spoke to Saeed in January 2017.
Aslam Wani has also disclosed receiving deliveries of Hawala money on behalf of Shabir Shah at Delhi, delivered to him by Pak Hawala operator Shafi Shayar. Shabir Shah received funds from terror outfits from Pak to promote terror activities in J&K and other parts of India, ED in its charge sheet said, according to the ANI.
After intense grilling for weeks, Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah was earlier sent to a 14-day judicial custody by a court in a decade-old case of money laundering for alleged terror-financing.
Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma had sent Shah to jail after the accused was produced before him on the expiry of his Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody and after the central probe agency's lawyer, N K Matta, told the court that he was not required for further custodial interrogation.
After the accused was sent to judicial custody, a bail application was moved by his lawyer M S Khan, claiming that the charges levelled against Shah were "motivated" and based on "falsehood" and that he was falsely implicated in the case. The court directed the ED to file a response by August 14 on the plea, which claimed that Shah was innocent, had deep roots in the society and was a permanent resident of Srinagar and therefore, there was no chance of him becoming an absconder or tampering with the prosecution evidence.