Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah seeks separate cell in Tihar

Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah

New Delhi, (Asian independent) A Delhi court will hear on Saturday an application filed by Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah seeking a separate cell in Tihar jail.

Shah, in his plea moved by advocate Qausar Khan, cited that recent occurrences of Covid-19 in the jail and claimed that his health would be in danger if he comes in contact with the virus.

The Kashmiri separatist leader was arrested in two cases of terror financing. Shah was first arrested on July 25, 2017 on charges of money laundering in a case dating back to 2005.

Again in 2019, the National Investigation Agency took him in custody in a probe pertaining to a separate terror funding case involving the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed.