Kashmir News Trust #KNT
Enforcement Directorate has attached the Srinagar based residential house of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah on Friday.
The house is located in Sanat Nagar area of Srinagar outskirts.
ED said that an immovable property worth Rs. 21.80 lakhs in the name of Shabir Ahmad Shah – a Kashmiri separatist, has been provisionally attached by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) at Botshah Colony, Sanat Nagar, PS Barzulla area of Srinagar, in accordance with the PMLA’s (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) 2002 guidelines.
An FIR filed on May 30, 2017, alleging violations of the IPC and the 1967 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and others, served as the foundation for the ED’s money laundering probe.
Shabir Ahmed Shah is currently lodged in India’s Tihar Jail.
As per ED, an investigation by PMLA into Shabir Shah’s money laundering activities, revealed that he was also involved in receiving money through hawala and other means and channels from the Pakistani establishment as well as from the militant group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and other outfits based in Pakistan.
A piece of real estate worth Rs 21.80 lakhs that belonged to Shabir Ahmad Shah was found throughout the course of the investigation, and it has now been provisionally attached under PMLA.
The ED is conducting a further probe into the matter. (KNT)