Terror funding case: Shabir Shah close aide withdraws his bail application

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2017 17:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): Aslam Wani, close aide of separatist Shabir Shah, withdrew his bail application in connection with terror funding case on Monday.

Earlier on Saturday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a Delhi court that Shah has admitted to receiving funds from Pakistan's terror outfits to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir and others parts of India.

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

The Enforcement Directorate filed the charge sheet in a Delhi Court against Separatist leader Shabir Shah in connection with a decade-old money laundering case against terror funding.

In the charge sheet, the ED states that Shabir Shah has admitted that he talks to Hafiz Saeed on phone on the issue of Kashmir, and last spoke to him in January 2017.

Shah also confessed to have received funds from terror outfits from Pakistan to promote terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir and others parts of India.

With no source of income of his own, Shah admitted that he does not file any Income Tax Return regarding his income, and that he only receives donations in cash from locals and his well-wishers towards party fund which amounts to Rs eight to ten lakhs per annum.

Meanwhile, Shah's close aide, Mohammad Aslam Wani admitted to receiving Hawala money from Pakistan's Hawala operative Shafi Shayar, on behalf of Shabir Shah, in Delhi.

On September 7, ED opposed the bail plea of Aslam Wani in a Delhi court, saying that he had a key role in bringing money from Pakistan for terror activities in Kashmir.

Wani was arrested by the earlier on August 6 from Srinagar with the help of the Jammu and Kashmir police.

The agency had registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Shah and Wani. (ANI)

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