ED recordsdata prosecution grievance towards Hafiz Saeed, others in terror-financing case

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 1

Enforcement Directorate (ED) said it has filed prosecution complaint against Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and his deputy Shahid Mehmood, Mohd Kamran and a Delhi-based hawala operator Mohd Salim under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as part of its probe in terror-financing case.

Officials in the agency said the ED initiated probe under PMLA based on a charge sheet filed by National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Mohd Salman, Mohd Salim and Mohd Kamran under various sections of IPC and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Accused Mohd Salman has been found to be involved in receiving funds from Saeed’s Pakistan-based Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) operators and his associates, through illegally operated hawala channel here in India.

The government has designated FIF as a terrorist organisation under schedule-I of UAPA on August 12, 2016.

Investigation under PMLA revealed that funds were re-routed from Pakistan to Dubai and further to India through Hawala channels and Mohd Salman was the recipient of funds sent by Mohd Kamran and his associates Abdul Aziz Behlim and Arif Gulambashir Dharampuria, in Dubai, the ED officials said.

“Incriminating documents seized from the house of Mohd Salman, Mohd Salim and Mohammad Arif Gulambashir Dharampuria during the searches conducted by NIA and email correspondence reflect these hawala transactions by Mohd Uzair to Mohd Kamran, on the instructions of Mohd Salman,” an ED official said.

With respect to the inflow of funds from Dubai, which was received by Mohd Salman has been quantified to the tune of Rs. 4.69 crore on the basis of emails, receipts and registers maintained by accused, the officials said, adding that Mohd Salman later used the funds for construction of Masjid at Uttawar in Palwal district in Haryana and marriages of poor girls in and around the area.

Three immovable property of accused Mohd Salman, located in New Delhi, having a value of Rs 73.12 lakh is attached provisionally under PMLA, the officials said, adding that Mohd Salman and Mohd Salim are under judicial custody.

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