ED files charge sheet against Shabir Shah’s wife in alleged militancy financing case

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The Enforcement Directorate has made incarcerated senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah’s wife Dr. Bilquis Shah an accused in a 2005 case of money laundering for alleged militant financing against him and alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, reported Press Trust of India.

The probe agency named her as an accused in its supplementary charge sheet filed in the case on Wednesday. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana will take up the matter for on 10 November.

In its charge sheet filed by ED’s special public prosecutors N K Matta and Rajeev Awasthi, the agency said that there were sufficient evidence against Dr. Bilquis. The charge sheet has been filed under sections 3 and 4 Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The ED had earlier filed charge sheet against Shabir Shah and Aslam Wani. It alleged that Mr. Wani was asked by Mr. Shah to work for him (on a commission basis) in collecting hawala money from Delhi and deliver to him at Srinagar, the report added.

The case dates back to August 2005 in which Delhi Police’s Special Cell had earlier arrested Mr. Wani.

Mr. Wani had then claimed that he had given Rs 2.25 crore to Mr. Shah, following which the ED had registered a criminal case under PMLA against the two in 2007. (PTI)

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