SRINAGAR — The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has provisionally attached an immovable property of jailed separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah in Sanat Nagar area of Srinagar.
In a statement issued to the news agency KNO, the ED said it has provisionally attached an immovable property situated at Botshah Colony, Sanat Nagar, Srinagar of a value of Rs 21.80 lakhs in the name of Shabir Ahmad Shah son of Ghulam Mohd Shah under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
“ED initiated a money laundering investigation on the basis of an FIR dated 30.05.2017 against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and others under various sections of IPC and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967,” reads the statement.
According to the ED, during the course of the 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.
“Further, investigation under PMLA revealed that Shabir Ahmad Shah was involved in receiving funds from terrorist organization Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and other terrorist outfits based in Pakistan as well as from the Pakistani establishment through Hawala and various other means and channels, and these funds were then being used for fuelling and supporting militant activities in the Kashmir valley,” it said.
The ED further said that an immovable property worth Rs 21.80 lakhs owned in the name of Shabir Ahmad Shah was identified and the same has been provisionally attached under PMLA. “Further investigation in the case is under progress,” the agency said.
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