Terror funding: Hawala money routed via Pak-Dubai used to build masjid in Haryana

By Coreena Suares  Published on  1 Oct 2020 4:33 PM GMT
Terror funding: Hawala money routed via Pak-Dubai used to build masjid in Haryana

Hyderabad : The Enforcement Directorate’s investigation into the terror funding case revealed that money was re-routed from Pakistan to Dubai and further to India through multiple hawala channels. Probe so far found funds to the tune of Rs 4.69 crore have been identified to be routed through illegal channels.

In revelation of sorts hawala funds received from abroad were used for construction of Masjid at Uttawar of Palwal district in Haryana and also to conduct marriages of poor girls of in and around area of village Uttawar.

Enforcement directorate is probing the money laundering case, based on a charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Mohd Salman, Mohd Salim @ Mama and Mohd Kamran.

Primary investigation found that accused Mohd Salman was the receiver of funds sent by Mohd Kamran, based in Dubai. Kamran channeled the money through his close associates Abdul Aziz Behlim and Arif Gulambashir Dharampuria, both based in Dubai.

Incriminating documents seized from the house of Mohd Salman, Mohd Salim and Mohammad Arif Gulambashir, established their connect. NIA’s searches resulted in tracking email correspondence between the four.

The emails reflect hawala transactions by Mohd. Uzair to Mohd. Kamran, on the instructions of Mohd. Salman. Going by ED’s quantification of proceeds of crime.

How do they operate?

Falah-i-Insaniyat (FIF) is a Pakistan based terror organisation established by Jamat-ud-Dawa. It was founded by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the head of terrorist organizations Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamat- ud-Dawa. Falah-i-Insaniyat. This foundation was designated as a terrorist organization by the United Nations on in 2012

According to the investigation so far, the chief of FIF is Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, again, he has been designated as a global terrorist. The terror outfit has been involved in several blast that have taken place in India over a period few years.

“The FIF is a front end organization of JuD and LeT constituted to evade security and sanctions. Besides the UN, the Indian government as well designated FIF as a terrorist organisation as per schedule –I of UA(P) on 12 August 2016.

It was found that LeT seeks to raise funds and build network through FIF for further terror activities” the ED said.

Further, The US Department of State that keeps a vigil on terror outfits globally, has added that Falah-i-Insaniyat as an alias of LeT in November 2010.

FIF was built with a primary aim to make convert it into a channel for mobney flow to LeT. These funds will be further to support terror organizations and provide all the required material support including ammunition.

ED has said , “The humanitarian front, religious and charity work being projected by FIF are only to create disguise in the minds of people and States. However their (referring to FIF) main aim is to provide and collect funds, to create network/sleeper cell and to motivate youths to join terrorism.

The ED sleuths on 1st October filed Prosecution complaint against Mohd. Salman, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the Founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamaat-Ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation, Pakistan. Plaint has been filed against his Deputy Shahid Mehmood and Mohd.Kamran a Dubai based Pakistani and Mohd. Salim @ Mama based in Delhi.

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