ED books LeT front-end org Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation under PMLA

ED books LeT front-end org Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation under PMLA

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Enforcement Directorate (ED) has recorded a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), a front-end organisation of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba based in Pakistan for their involvement in money laundering through various hawala channels.

The central financial probe agency move comes after the registration of an FIR by National Investigation Agency (NIA) against FIF.

Investigation under PMLA has been initiated by probe agency to establish money trail and to identify proceeds of crime that are suspected to be generated out of the criminal activities.

Busting hawala network, NIA had arrested Mohammad Salman and two other accused from Delhi and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on September 26, 2018.

"Salman was in regular touch with one Dubai based Pakistani national, who in turn was connected with the Deputy Chief of FIF. The accused is alleged to have received funds from FIF operators through hawala operators", NIA had said.

"Accused and other persons were reported to have received money illegally through this channel from various persons from Pakistan and UAE. These funds were utilised to carry out the terrorist activities and to create unrest in India", the agency added.

The NIA had recovered and seized cash of Rs 1.56 crore, 43000 Nepali Rupees, 14 mobiles phones, five pen drives and other incriminating documents and also arrested FIF operative Mohd Salman and two others.

Mohammad Salman and hawala conduit Mohammad Salim were arrested from Nizamuddin and Daryaganj respectively while hawala courier Sajjad Abdul Wani of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.(UNI)