The Enforcement Directorate has accused Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah of having been in touch with Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
This is reflected in a charge sheet filed against him in connection with a 2005 money laundering case for alleged terror financing.
The prosecution complaint, filed before the Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma in Delhi also names alleged hawala dealer Mohammed Aslam Wani, who is in judicial custody along with Shah.
The court took cognisance of the over 700-page charge sheet and directed the production of the accused before it on 27th of this month.
The central probe agency, in the charge sheet filed under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), has furnished Shah’s statements where he has allegedly told the investigators that he has no source of income of his own and that he does not file any Income Tax Return.
The agency claimed that its probe has found that Shah has been talking to global terrorist and Pakistan-based Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on phone and the most recently he did so was in January this year.
The probe agency also recorded the statement of 36-year old Wani. The ED alleged that Wani was asked by Shah to work for him (on a commission basis) in collecting hawala money from Delhi and deliver to him at Srinagar.
In 2010, a Delhi court had cleared Wani of terror funding charges but had convicted him under the Arms Act.