Delhi court begins Shabir Shah's trial in money laundering case

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 19:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Tuesday began the trial of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah and his close aide Muhammad Aslam Wani in connection with a money laundering case for alleged terror funding.

The court also sought the Enforcement Directorate's response to the bail plea filed by Shah by February 22.

Shah's wife also filed an application before the court and requested for proper security and medical facilities to her husband in Tihar jail.

She also raised questions about the security and medical issues.

The ED had, on September 23 last year, told the court that Shah admitted to receiving funds from Pakistan's terror outfits to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir and others parts of the country.

His close aide Wani also admitted to his complicity in the crime, the ED said.

The chargesheet filed by the ED stated that the separatist had admitted to talking to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed on phone on the issue of Kashmir and had last spoken to him in January 2017.(ANI)