ED attaches 13 properties of Hizbul Mujahideen in terror funding case
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached 13 properties associated with Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir.
Allaged terrorist Mohammad Shafi Shah along with six other members of Hizbul Mujahideen is the owner of these properties. Pakistan-based terrorist Mohd Syed Salahuddin is the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.
Pakistan-based terrorist Mohd Syed Salahuddin is the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.
"We have attached 13 properties of Mohammad Shafi Shah and six other terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen worth Rs. 1.22 crore in the ongoing investigation against Mohd Syed Salahuddin and others under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 [PMLA]," the ED said.
The ED's investigation is based on charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Mohammad Shafi Shah alia Doctor alias Dawood alias Nisar, Talib Lali alias Talib Hussain Lali alias Waseem alias Aby Umer, Mohd Yusuf alias Syed Salahuddin, Gulam Nabi Khan alias Amir Khan, Umer Farooq Shera alias Mehboob-ul-Haq, Manzoor Ahmad Dar alias Mansoor Dar, Zaffar Hussain Bhat alias Khursheed, Nazir Ahmad Dar alias Shabir Ellahi alias Khalid, Abdul Majeed Sofi alias Majeed Bisati alias Shaheen, Mubarak Shah, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar alias 19 alias Gaznavi alias Mohammad and Mushtaq Ahmad Lone alias Mustaq Aalam under Sections 120-B read with 121-A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 17, 18, 39 and 40 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
Hizbul Mujahideen, the most active terror outfit in Kashmir, has been responsible for funding terrorist and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Hizbul Mujahideen funds terrorism on Indian soil through funds organised by a trust called JKART (Jammu & Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust) in and alleged connivance with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and other Pakistan-based entities.
According to the probe agency, during investigation it was revealed that the terror funds are sent to India illegally through Hawala channels, barter trade and human carriers.
"The funds are illegally distributed to the next of kin of Hizbul Mujahideen, terrorists active and dead, through Hawala, human carriers and banking channels. There are 13 properties of Mohammad Shafi Shah and six other, accused located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, have been attached under the PMLA," the ED said.
Recently, the agency attached property of Hafiz Saeed in Gurugram, Haryana as well.