Shabir Shah PMLA case: ED arrests Aslam Wani
The ED on Sunday arrested Mohammad Aslam Wani, an alleged hawala dealer, in connection with its about a decade-old money laundering case against Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah.
A senior official in the central probe agency said Wani was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) with the help of the state police.
The official said Wani (36) is being flown in from Srinagar and will be produced by evening before a special judge in Delhi for his further custody.
The ED had recently got a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him from a Delhi court. The agency had issued multiple summonses for his appearance in the case but he never appeared. "The warrant has been executed and Wani will now be confronted with Shah and others in order to take the probe forward", he said. Shah, now in ED custody, was similarly arrested by the agency from Srinagar on July 26. The ED action against the two is in pursuance of an August 2005 case, wherein the Delhi Police's Special Cell had arrested Wani, dealer, who had claimed that he passed on Rs 2.25 crore to Shah.
In 2010, a Delhi court had cleared Wani of terror funding charges but had convicted him under the Arms Act.