ED attaches separatist Shabir Shah’s Srinagar house in terror funding case

In a money laundering probe connected to a terror funding case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Friday attached Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah’s house in Srinagar.

There is a house worth Rs 21.80 lakh in Botshah Colony in the city.

On May 30, 2017, the ED initiated a money laundering investigation based on a complaint lodged against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967. Shabir Ahmad Shah was active in fueling unrest in Kashmir valley by way of stone pelting, processions, protests, bandhs, hartals, and other subversive activities, according to an ED spokesperson.

Shabir Ahmad Shah was also involved in receiving funds from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and other terrorist organizations located in Pakistan, as well as from the Pakistani establishment through hawala and a variety of other channels and means. According to the spokesperson, these funds were then used to fuel militant activities in Kashmir valley.

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