A Delhi court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against APHC General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a decade-old fake case of money laundering registered against him by Delhi police.
According to media sources, Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma issued the arrest warrant after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told the court that Shabbir Shah was repeatedly evading the summons asking him to depose before it and join the investigation. According to Special Public Prosecutor NK Matta, the matter relates to August 2005 wherein the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had arrested 35-year old Mohammed Aslam Wani in an alleged money laundering case. The ED had registered a case against Shah and Wani. Shabbir Ahmad Shah had called the case against him as politically motivated. The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) in a statement termed the issuing of non-bailable warrant against Shabbir Ahmad Shah by the Enforcement Directorate as unjustified and unconstitutional. DFP Secretary General Maulana Abdullah Tari said the move is a deliberate attempt aimed at implicating Shah in false cases. He said since 2011, Shah was either under house arrest or detained in jails.