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ED questions Shabir Shah’s wife again

The Enforcement Directorate Tuesday questioned the wife of incarcerated Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah in New Delhi.

The ED had summoned Dr Bilquees Shah on January 18 this year and had asked her to appear before it today.

She said that she was “grilled” for seven hours continuously today.

“After completing all investigations and filing of charge-sheet by ED, nothing has been found against Shabir Shah till date, which got the ED officers more frustrated for which they also grilled Shah’s nephew yesterday continuously for 10-12 hours from 11am to 10pm,” she said, adding that “today I was made to reply all that old questions about my job, education of my children, my bank details, earnings, salary, property details and other things.”

“When I objected to answer once again to the questions which I have replied in my written statements during my previous visits, the Assistant Director ED said ‘Madam the previous Enforcement Officer has got transferred out to his parent department and now I am totally fresh to the case so need to have all the details once again’,” Dr. Bilquees Shah was quoted as saying by local news agency KNS.

She said “the irony is that ED has already been investigating an old case of 2005; while as the fresh investigations are also going on since last more than six months and the Enforcement Officer is telling me that he is new to the case.

“This shows clearly how government is using delaying tactics just to prolong the illegal detention of Shabir Shah.”

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