New Delhi: Patiala House court in New Delhi on Wednesday framed charges against senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, and his close aide Muhammad Aslam Wani.
The duo was arrested by the enforcement directorate in a money laundering case and are currently under detention in New Delhi.
Shah heads his Democratic Freedom party and is a senior member of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani.
The Delhi court had sent Shah to a 14-day judicial custody after being arrested in a decade-old alleged money laundering case for funding.
Additional Sessions Judge Siddharth Sharma had sent the accused to jail after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) submitted that he was not required for further custodial interrogation.
Earlier, on August 3 the court had allowed the ED custody of Shah after the agency alleged that he was “ruining” the country by using money to fund militancy.
Shah was arrested by the ED a day after several Hurriyat leaders were taken into custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a case of alleged funding in the Valley to fuel unrest.
Shah has said there is a threat to his life in Tihar jail, Delhi. He has sought a direction to the Tihar Jail authorities to shift him to the high-risk ward in an application before a Delhi court.
In this regard, Shah, through advocate M S Khan, has moved the application before Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma where he also alleged that the jail authorities were not providing him proper medicines.