NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has connected the immovable belongings of Shabir Ahmad Shah, the President of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), in Srinagar in a terror-financing case, the corporation stated on Friday.
JKDFP, a separatist political birthday celebration released through Shah in May 1998, favors tripartite talks involving India, Pakistan, and Kashmir’s representatives.
The ED connected Shah’s assets located in Effandi Bagh, Rawalpora, which become being held inside the call of his wife and daughters. The attachment became made below the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
It changed into proving that the property had been gifted to Shah’s spouse and daughters by his sisters-in-law in 2005, which become bought in their name by way of his father-in-regulation in 1999, said the ED.
However, the organization stated that despite repeated possibilities given to his father-in-regulation and sisters-in-law, they did not justify the resources of the budget to acquire the belongings.
“Investigation has also found out that Shabir Ahmad Shah is the de-facto proprietor of the belongings purchased vides unexplained source of the fund using his father-in-law.”
Shah has been concerned about wearing out “illicit activities” and his accomplice Mohd Aslam Wani, an activist of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), said the ED.
“Shah became the usage of Aslam Wani as a carrier for amassing hawala cash despatched by using his Pakistan-primarily based sympathizers via hawala operators to Srinagar,” stated the ED.
During the investigation initiated by ED by fee sheet crammed with the aid of Delhi Police, Shah admitted that he turned into no longer having any source of income and failed to explain any valid supply of money for his charges.
The investigation also revealed that he becomes in touch with Hafiz Saeed, leader of banned outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa, primarily based in Pakistan, stated the ED.
“Shah was receiving money for sporting out separatist sports in J&K and has received various residences thru a maze of doubtful transactions,” the ED stated.
Wani and Shah were arrested via the ED in 2017 on costs of cash laundering. Wani became granted bail through the Delhi High Court in January 2019. Shah is still in judicial custody.
Earlier, the Special Cell of Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet alleging that during 2005 Wani turned into caught with 5 kg of explosive, a pistol with 15 stay cartridges, and Rs 62, ninety-six,000 in coins.
Wani reportedly admitted that Rs fifty-two. Ninety-six lakh of the money belonged to Shah and changed into to be brought to him in Srinagar.
He also discovered that Shah was directing hawala operators from Pakistan to supply cash to him in Delhi.
Wani additionally informed police that he has been appearing as a service for Shah within the past and has introduced Rs 2.08 crore on various events.