Delhi court reserves order on Shabbir Shah’s bail plea

New Delhi

A court in Delhi, today, reserved order on illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah’s bail plea in connection with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) false case.

The APHC leader Shabbir Shah’s lawyer, MS Khan submitted before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana of Delhi’s Patiala House Court: “My client believes in what is legal, just and fair, he personally stands for freedom, liberty, human rights and equal opportunity.”

He further submitted that his client had always responded to the ED summons and co-operated with the agency. “The ED investigation in the case is very slow.

Shabbir Shah was arrested in 2017 and in four hearings the agency has examined only five witnesses,” he added.

Meanwhile, Advocate Rajiv Awasthi, appearing for the ED, submitted that one property has been identified which needs to be attached soon.

The lawyer also stated that Shabbir Shah is an influential person and the investigation is at a crucial stage.

“We nabbed him after lots of effort. If he will be granted bail or released, he will flee to Kashmir, even if he stays in Delhi, he can use the technology to destabilise the situation in the Kashmir Valley,” he added.

The APHC leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah was ar-rested on July 25, 2017 and since then he is lan-guishing in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.—KMS

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