Kashmir Terror funding : Separatist leader Shabir Shah’s judicial remand extended till August 31

New Delhi, August 23 : The judicial remand of separatist leader Shabir Shah on Wednesday was further extended till August 31.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Delhi Court dismissed the bail application of Shah.

He was arrested on charges of money laundering and was sent to a 14-day judicial remand earlier on August 9.

All seven separatist leaders – Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Bitta Karate – were sent to 10-day NIA custody.

The accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The NIA visited Srinagar in May to probe the alleged funding by Pakistan for illegal activities in Kashmir, and questioned several Separatist leaders on the issue of raising, collecting and transferring funds via the Hawala route and other channels to fund terror activities in Kashmir.

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