PMLA case: Court extends alleged hawala dealer Aslam Wani's ED custody till 20 August

New Delhi: A court on Monday extended the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) custody of alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani till 20 August.

During on-camera proceedings, Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma extended the custody of Wani, who was arrested on charges of money laundering on 6 August, for another six days.

Wani. Representational image. News18

Representational image. News18

He was presented before the court after the expiry of his eight-day ED custody.

Wani had allegedly confessed that he had passed on hawala money worth Rs 2.25 crore to Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah.

Shah was arrested on 25 July on charges of money laundering in a case dating back to 2005 when Delhi Police Special Cell arrested Wani.

In the 2005 case lodged by the Special Cell, the court had acquitted co-accused Wani of the charges of dealing with criminal conspiracy and other offences but convicted him under the Arms Act, Khan's defence counsel told the court.

The ED had registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against both. On 9 August, Shah was remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017 17:34 PM

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