Delhi HC questions Kashmiri Separatist Leader Shabir Shah Faith in Indian Judicial System

Shivangi Prakash-

Delhi High court asked Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, who was arrested in a money laundering case if he believes in the country’s judicial system and Constitution.

During the hearing of Shah’s bail application, Special Judge Dharmender Rana posed the questions to his lawyer.

During the video conferencing session, the judge questioned advocate M S Khan, “Ask your client if he has faith in the judicial system and the Indian Constitution.”

At this his attorney replied, Shah, has complete faith in the system and the law of the land.

The judge instructed, “Ask him again in person and inform the court on July 1.”

Shah is currently being detained at the Tihar Central Jail.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) rejected his bail plea and informed the court that the evidence will be completed within six months because various witnesses in the case needed to be examined.

According to the prosecution, in an August 2005 case, the special cell of Delhi Police had arrested Ahmed Wani, an alleged hawala dealer, claiming that ₹63 lakh were recovered from Wani, of which ₹52 lakh were alleged to be delivered to Shah.

Wani claimed to have provided Shah with 2.25 crore, according to the prosecution.

In 2007, the ED filed a case against Shah and Wani under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

In connection with an alleged terror financing case, the ED attached a property linked to the Kashmiri separatist leader in March 2019.

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