ED information prosecution criticism in opposition to 12 in Hizbul terror funding case

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 25

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday has filed a prosecution criticism in opposition to 12 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists underneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) earlier than a particular choose at Patiala House courtroom right here in reference to a terror-funding case.

The officers stated within the criticism that the ED had named Mohammad Shafi Shah, Talib Lali, Mohd Yusuf Shah, Gulam Nabi Khan, Umer Farooq Shera, Manzoor Ahmed Dar, Zaffar Hussain Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Dar, Abdul Majeed Sofi, Mubarak Shah, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar and Mushtaq Ahmad Lone.

“The prosecution complaint has been filed with a prayer for awarding punishment to all of the accused for the commission of an offence under the PMLA and for the confiscation of the attached properties totalling Rs. 1.22 crores, which have been provisionally attached,” an ED official stated.

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The monetary prosecution company initiated an investigation underneath the PMLA primarily based on an NIA FIR and cost sheet filed by the anti-terror probe company in opposition to the 12 accused underneath numerous sections of the IPC and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Mohammad Shafi Shah and his associates have been concerned within the execution of sensational blasts in Jammu and Kashmir and an enormous amount of arms, ammunition and explosives have been recovered from them, the ED stated in its submission within the courtroom.

“Investigations under PMLA revealed that Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, the most active terror outfit in Kashmir, has been responsible for funding terrorist and secessionist activities in the Valley headed by Syed Salahuddin, its self-styled commander based out of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The funding of terrorism activities on Indian soil had been organised by a trust called Jammu and Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust (JKART), which was operating in connivance with the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the ISI,” the ED stated in its prosecution criticism.

It can be revealed that the phobia funds have been despatched to India by a hawala channel, barter commerce and human carriers, the company stated, including that the funds have been additional distributed by such unlawful channels to the subsequent of kin of energetic in addition to to the useless Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists.

The ED stated after identification of proceeds of crime concerned in cash laundering, 13 properties belonging to seven terrorists totalling Rs. 1.22 crores have been additionally connected underneath the PMLA.

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