The Enforcement Directorate filed a chargesheet in a money laundering case against terror groups and separatists operating in Kashmir and Pakistan. The ED named the likes of Hafiz Saeed, the chief of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, it did not take the names of any separatist leader. Read more
Minister of Pakistan, promised in the United States of America that he would act against the Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT), a statement that has been criticized by the outfit. While Sharif promised US President Barack Obama that he would act against the outfit, the Lashkar has said that it was nothing more than a statement to please New Delhi. Read more
The significant time lag between busting a case of terror and finding the culprit can go on to prove costly for an investigation team in court. The dropping of TADA charges against Abdul Karim Tunda, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative was a set back for the Delhi Police.
It is extremely difficult to prove before the court of law such cases since there is a time lag of at least ten years between filing the case and then finding the accused.
Abdul Karim Tunda earned Rs 5000 per month as salary which was paid to him by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. This is a negligible amount for a terrorist of such a high rank and it would only go on to show that a man like Tunda was ideologically attached to the cause.
Intelligence Bureau officials and police officers who have conducted the interrogation of scores of terrorists say that when someone joins the Lashkar today, which is the richest terrorist organisation, they earn Rs 2000 a month. This is just an appreciation fee and terrorists actually find it of no use. Tunda and several others have said in their interrogation the Lashkar ensures that all other needs are taken care of. Right from clothes, shelter and food everything is paid for by the handler of each terrorist. Moreover the Lashkar is extremely generous when it comes to sending money back home. Terrorists have said that they are given anything between Rs 10000 to Rs 15000 once in two months to give to their family members.
When Hafiz Saeed, the head of the Jammat-ud-Dawa and Lashkar-e-Tayiba threatened the Pakistan government into not naming the Shadman Chowk after Bhagat Singh, it was evident the kind of power he wielded over that government.
India cannot be entirely surprised, when Pakistan does not take the plea to nail Saeed in connection with the 26/11 attack. The statement by Rehman Malik in which he said that there is not enough evidence to act against Saeed is something that India had expected and none of the officers in agencies are even expecting any sort of result from Pakistan on this issue. An officer with the Research and Analysis Wing tells rediff.com that Hafiz Saeed is a part of the policy in Pakistan and any action against him would mean a complete shake up of the system over there. He has been authorized to spread hatred against India by influencing the several people across Pakistan and when his support is this strong then it is meaningless on our part to expect any sort of action against him.