ED attachment notice harassment of Shabbir’s family: JKDFP

ISLAMABAD: The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has termed the attaching of house of its illegally detained Chairman, Shabbir Shah, by the India’s infamous investigating agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) as a sheer example of harassing his family.

The DFP in a statement issued in Srinagar said that New Delhi was continuously using its institutions to silence the Kashmiri people and harass its political opponents, reports.

Reacting sharply to the ED order, it said the inhuman approach of New Delhi towards Shabbir Shah and other resistance leaders and activists is an ample proof that it is least bothered about the people of Kashmir and instead it is interested in the land only. To issue a notice of attachment of the house of Shabbir Shah is nothing but inhuman face of the so-called Indian democracy, it added.

Meanwhile, as reports claim that India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached the property of illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in Rawalpora area of Srinagar, the family of the incarcerated leader has said that they have not received any notice in this regard.

Shabbir Shah’s wife, Dr Bilquees Shah in a statement in Srinagar said that the property, which as per media reports had been attached, belonged to Shah but she was the real owner of the land.

“The land in Rawalpora was bought by my father in 1999 following which it was presented to me as a gift by my family in 2005,” she said adding, “The property belongs to me and not Shah.”

“We have provided all documents related to the land to ED in English and Urdu languages. I have constructed the building there with my own income and also took loan of Rs 20 lakhs from bank,” Dr Bilquees Shah said.

She further said that they would challenge the action legally in case the property was attached. “So far we have not received even a notice in this regard,” she added.