Enforcement Directorate issues notice to Shabir Shah; NIA FIR in Hawala money does not name any resistance leader

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Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday issued a notice to resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) act for receiving “illegal foreign exchange”.

The move comes after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided as many as twenty three places in Srinagar and New Delhi in search of Hawala money.

Last month, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik, was also served ED notice, however, Shah and Malik had sought time to file reply because of continuous house detention.

The NIA had summoned three members of resistance camp including Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karate and Javaid Ahmad Baba alias Gazi to New Delhi in money laundering case.

The NIA has converted the preliminary enquiry into an FIR against Hafiz Saeed and others.

The FIR, which does not name any resistance leader, has been registered under legal provisions dealing with waging war or attempting to wage war against the government, criminal conspiracy, and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

(L to R) Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Aga Hassan. (FPK file Photo)

Early this morning, sleuths of NIA raided at least fourteen places in Kashmir and eight places in Delhi to search for the alleged Hawal money.

In Srinagar, residences of Nayeem Khan, Bita Karate, Gazi Javaid and several others including some businessmen have been searched.

The case started after a Delhi based TV channel claimed that in its “sting” operation, Khan, Karate and Gazi confessed to have received money from Pakistan “to run freedom movement in Kashmir”.

Khan was immediately suspended from All Parties Hurriyat Conference headed by Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani.

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