ED lodges money laundering case against Pak terror group Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation
In a crucial development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering ACT (PMLA) against Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), a Pakistani terror group for their alleged involvement in money laundering through various hawala channels.
The probe agency has lodged a money laundering case based on an FIR registered by National Investigating Agency (NIA) against Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation.
NIA has arrested Mohammad Salman, a resident of Nizamuddin in Delhi, who was in regular touch with one Dubai-based Pakistani national, who in turn was connected with the Deputy Chief of FIF, a front end organisation of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
According to the agency, the accused is alleged to have received funds from FIF operators through hawala operators for terror activities. "Accused and other persons were reported to have received illegal money through hawala channel from various people in Pakistan, UAE etc and these funds were utilized to carry out terrorist activities and create unrest in India," said an officer.
NIA, during its probe, recovered and seized Rs 1,56,00,000 in cash and Nepali currency of Rs 43,000, 14 mobiles phones, five pen drives and other incriminating documents.
The investigators have also arrested FIF operative Mohd Salman, a resident of Nizamuddin, Delhi, Hawala Conduit Mohd Salim from Daryaganj and hawala courier Sajjad Abdul Wani, a Srinagar resident.
"Investigation under PMLA has been initiated by ED to establish a money trail and identify proceeds of crime that are suspected to be generated out of the criminal activities," said the agency.