HC issues notice to EC on Mohammad Aslam Wani's bail plea

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2018 15:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 19 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (EC) on the bail plea of Mohammad Aslam Wani, an alleged hawala dealer, in connection with a money laundering case involving Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah.

The court further sought a reply of the ED till February 12.

In November last year, the ED sought more time to file its reply on the bail plea of Wani in connection with the case.

The Patiala House Court has allowed the ED's plea and listed the matter for December 1 for further hearing.

Wani is a close aide of Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah, who has been arrested in terror funding cases.

Earlier, Wani moved the Patiala House Court after the apex court set aside all orders by which bail to an accused was denied due to stringent bail condition in money laundering cases and directed that such cases be remanded back to the respective courts to be heard on merits.

Wani was arrested on August 6.

The ED had, on September 23, 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.

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