Terror funding case: ED attaches over ₹70 lakh worth of assets linked to Hafiz Saeed
The Enforcement Directorate has attached more properties in connection with an alleged terror funding case against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed and others.
In the past few months, the agency has identified proceeds of crime to the tune of ₹212 crore in more than a dozen cases of terror financing.
In the latest case, the attached properties, worth ₹73.12 lakh on paper, were in the name of one Mohammed Salman and his family members. They include a residential flat, a shop and bank accounts. The action has been taken on the basis of an FIR and a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency against Salman, Mohammad Salim and Kamran, a Pakistani national based in Dubai.
The ED said that according to the NIA investigation, Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) is a Pakistan-based terror organisation established by Jamat-ud-Dawa, which was founded by Hafiz Saeed. “The humanitarian front, religious and charity work being projected by FIF are only to create disguise in the minds of people and States, whereas their main aim is to provide and collect funds, to create network/sleeper cell and to motivate youths to join terrorism,” it said.
As alleged, FIF transferred huge funds through the “hawala” channels involving Dubai-based Kamran and Salman for operations in Delhi and Haryana. Salman and other accused are currently in judicial custody.
The funds were purportedly used for the construction of a mosque at Uttawar in Haryana’s Palwal. Salman used to send the receipt of funds and photographs of the construction work to Kamran through e-mail. Investigations so far have resulted in the initial quantification of proceeds of crime to the tune of ₹4.70 crore, the Directorate alleged.