Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 1
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said it has filed a prosecution complaint against Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, his deputy Shahid Mehmood, Mohd Kamran and a Delhi-based hawala operator Mohd Salim under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as part of its probe in terror financing case.
Agency officials said the ED initiated the probe under the PMLA based on a chargesheet filed by the 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 in India.
The government had designated FIF as a terrorist organisation under schedule-I of UAPA on August 12, 2016.
Investigation under the 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 the 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 of in and around the area.