ED attaches Shabir Shah’s house in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has provisionally attached the house of Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that ED has provisionally attached an immovable property situated at Botshah Colony, Sanat Nagar, Srinagar in the name of Shabir Ahmad Shah S/o Gulam Mohd. Shah under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.

He said that the ED had initiated money laundering investigation on the basis of a FIR dated 30.05.2017 against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and others under various sections of IPC and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

“During the course of investigation, it was revealed that Shabir Ahmad Shah was actively involved in the activities of fuelling unrest in Kashmir valley by way of stone pelting, processions, protests, bandhs, hartals and other subversive activities,” he added.

He said that investigation under PMLA revealed that Shabir Ahmad Shah was involved in receiving funds Hizbul Mujahideen and other militant outfits based in Pakistan.

The official also said that during the course of investigation, an immovable property worth Rs. 21.80 lakhs owned by Shabir Ahmad Shah was identified and the same has been provisionally attached under PMLA.

He added that further investigation in the case was going on. — (KNO)