Shabbir Shah, a prominent separatist leader based in Kashmir apart from being founder of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, admitted having a direct line (communication) with the global terrorist and chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed. This according to admission of Shah while in Enforcement Directorate’s custody.According to the documents, Shah has confessed that he had talked to Saeed, who is based in Pakistan, about the situation of Kashmir. The very recent conversation between the two took place in January 2017.
The Enforcement Directorate also attached the assets of Hurriyat leader in these documents and has seized Rs 70 lakh that were recovered from Shah’s aide as money used in crimes. The separatist leader’s assets have identified and the investigation is on to seize them. The charge sheet that has been filed by ED accuses Shah of funding militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.