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ED reply sought on Shabir Shah’s fresh bail plea

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A Delhi court on Tuesday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a reply on a fresh bail application by Kashmir separatist leader Shabir Shah, lodged in Tihar jail here in a 2007 money-laundering case.

Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma directed the ED’s Special Public Prosecutor N. K. Matta to file the reply to the bail plea by January 29.

In his application, Mr. Shah’s counsel M.S. Khan said investigation in the case had been completed as the ED had charged his client, and there was no apprehension that Mr. Shah would hamper the probe. Therefore, no purpose would be served by keeping him in custody, Mr. Khan said.

Meanwhile, in an appearance via videoconference, Mr. Shah alleged that he was not getting proper treatment inside the jail. In a separate application, Mr. Shah’s wife also alleged that her husband was finding it difficult to get medicines.

In August 2017, the court rejected Mr. Shah’s bail plea. It has already framed money-laundering charges against Mr. Shah and alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani in the case, and the trial has begun.

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