India’s ED again summons wife of Shabir Shah to New Delhi

Srinagar, January 18, 2018 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Dr Bilqees Shah, the wife of illegally detained senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has been summoned by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to its Delhi office again.

A DFP spokesman in a statement in Srinagar confirming the fresh summon to Dr Bilqees said she has been told to appear in the Delhi office of ED on January 30. The husband of Dr Bilqees, Shabbir Shah, is undergoing illegal detention in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. He was arrested by ED on July 25, 2017 in a fake case registered against him in 2005. Dr Bilqees was summoned and questioned by the ED earlier also.

Meanwhile, the DFP in a statement in Srinagar said that on one hand the ED had produced a so-called charge sheet against Shabbir Shah and, on the other, it had summoned his wife to its Delhi office. This shows that ED is trying to prolong the detention of Shabbir Shah and is creating hurdles in his bail, it added.

The DFP also denounced the assertions made by the Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, and said it seems that New Delhi has deliberately allowed its army chief to make statements on Kashmir every now and then to create fear among the freedom-loving people of the territory.

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