Shabir Shah ‘arrested’ by NIA in another case


Srinagar,  Incarcerated Hurriyat leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Shah has been, according to his family, arrested again by NIA in a case related to 2017.

Dr Bilquees Shah, wife of Shabir Shah, told KNS that NIA Deputy Superintendent called her today morning and informed her that they have arrested her husband in a case RC 10, 2017. She said that Shah has been sent to the judicial remand till Jun 13.

“I told the officer that how they can arrest my husband when he is already in Tihar Jail. Shah brought to NIA court today when he had no hearing as his hearing is scheduled on June 16,” she said.

Shabir Shah has been in Tihar Jail after NIA arrested him last year. Several other Hurriyat leaders are in NIA custody and imprisoned in Tihar Jail for funding and supporting protests and militancy in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, DFP in a statement issued to KNS said Shabir Shah was produced before a special court in Delhi.

A NIA official called wife of Shabir Shah and informed him about the arresting of Shabir Shah under RC 10. Shabir Shah was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in July 2017 and he was soon shifted to Tihar Jail Delhi where he is lodged till date, a statement issued to KNS reads.

JKDFP Spokesperson while strongly reacting to the arresting of its party chairman, Shabir Shah said that arresting political leader in fresh cases while he is already behind bars proves that New Delhi and its government institutions want to punish Shabir Shah for fearlessly advocating right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that such cheap acts cannot deter Shabir Shah from advocating the rights of the oppressed people. (KNS)