The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has opposed the bail application of Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah and accused him of conspiring with Pakistan to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Shabir Shah had involvement in terror financing activities as terrorists need money to sustain themselves and to carry out terrorist acts, said ED in its reply filed in response to the bail petition of Shabir Shah in a Delhi court.
"Money-laundering is the method by which criminals disguise the illegal origins of their wealth and protect their asset bases, to avoid the suspicion of law enforcement agencies and prevent leaving a trail of incriminating evidence," it added.
ED said Shabir Shah was in regular touch with banned terrorist outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. JuD is a banned organization under UNSC resolution number 1267, which organizes and supports cross-border terrorism.
"He was involved in the generation of huge proceeds of crime from various countries, including, Pakistan to create unrest in Kashmir," said the ED.
It was also revealed that Shabir Ahmad Shah was in contact with one Mohd Shafi Shayar, a Kashmiri who had fled to Pakistan with his family after being released from Jammu's Central Jail.