NIA busts terror funding cell of Hafiz Saeed’s outfit in New Delhi

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted a terror funding module in Delhi led by Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed’s Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), according to an official statement issued Wednesday.

The agency arrested three persons including a FIF operative from Nizamuddin-Mohammad Salman(52) and raided several places Daryaganj, Nizamuddin and Kucha Ghasiram areas in the capital.

 

FIF, registered as a charitable body in Pakistan, has been blacklisted by United Nations Security Council but it continues to raise funds for the terror activities of Let through bank accounts opened in pseudonyms; madrasas; Pakistan government, ISI and army; businessman; locals and people operating abroad.

NIA officials said Mohammad Salman, 52 “He is in regular touch with one Dubai-based Pakistani national, who in turn is connected with the Deputy Chief of the Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation.

The FIF is a front organisation of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.“The accused person has been receiving funds being sent by FIF operators and his associates, through hawala operators,” the NIA said.

“Accused persons along with other persons in various countries including Pakistan, UAE, etc. are sending money through hawala to India to further their nefarious activities and create unrest in India and carry out the terrorist activities.”

The other two accused were identified as Mohd Salim alias Mama, a ‘hawala conduit’ from Daryaganj and a courier Sajjad Abdul Wani, 34, a resident of Srinagar.The NIA said it also conducted raids at Rajaram and Company at Kucha Ghasiram in Old Delhi and seized ₹1.56 crore, ₹43,000 in Nepali currency, 14 mobiles phones, 5 pen drives and several incriminating documents.

The NIA had registered a case in July under various sections of the UAPA on information that some Delhi-based individuals were receiving funds from FIF operatives based abroad.

By- Simran Guleria