The National Investigation Agency has registered a preliminary enquiry into the funding of Hurriyat Conference leaders, S A S Geelani, Naeem Khan and other. The NIA noted that funds were coming in from Pakistan to fuel the unrest in Kashmir and hence an enquiry has been registered.
A retired brigadier of the Pakistan army has been appointed to oversee the funding of terrorism through cross-border trade. NIA sources say that the retired army officer has identified 667 traders through whom the funds are being raised. The officer has been identified as Brigadier Ahmed Iqbal, sources say.
Kohima, Jan 18: The National Investigation Agency conducted several searches in Nagaland government departments and found numerous documents which showed fund transfers from departments to outfits such as the NSCN(K) and other groups.
Srinagar, Dec 22: The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday said that it is probing large scale transfer of funds from Pakistan to India through the import of California almonds (badam giri).
The NIA also said that it had learnt that the import was taking place at the trade facilitation centres. A probe was launched as it was found that the money raised through this mechanism was being used to fund terror.
New Delhi, Oct 24: Crowd-funding advertisements pose a major security risk and could be the path to terror funding in the days to come. Crowd-funding advertisements placed in thematic websites and in private messages could fund terror activities online says a report by the Financial Action Task Force.
The black money issue has been making headlines ever since the Government of India showed interest in bringing back the millions stashed away abroad. While the list of persons who have stashed black money away abroad involve businessmen, sports personalities, actors and politicians, one must not forget the blood money that is kept in the same banks by terrorists too.
2.4 trillion dollars is what terrorists and drug lords have parked abroad as per the reports of the United Nations. While this is a global figure, a rough estimate prepared by the Financial Intelligence Unit of India would show that Pakistan based terrorists and drug lords with a specific intent of funding terror against India have parked around Rs 10595 crore in banks abroad.
All of the 20 million dollars that has been collected has been done through a legitimate method. All the money has reached a charity organisation in Jammu and Kashmir and is being distributed. It is a case of legitimate money being received and being spent illegitimately, the Intelligence Bureau points out.
An interesting report emerged out of Pakistan in which it was stated that volunteers of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa were collecting skins across the country after Eid al-Adha. The JuD which is a front for the dreaded Lashkar-e-Tayiba is said to be selling the skin collected after the Feast of Sacrifice and selling it in a bid to raise funds which obviously goes into terrorism.
In Pakistan alone this week, 5 million sheep and 1 million cows were slaughtered ahead of Eid al-Adha. Following this the volunteers of the JuD launched a massive drive to collect the hide of the slaughtered animals as is being done every year. The JuD which has a lot of sympathisers collect the hide with a great deal of ease. They use children and youth who go door to door who in turn pick up the skin and bring it to an auction. While the skin of the cow is sold at Rs 50 dollars the sheep skin goes 7 dollars. This money is pocketed directly by the JuD and reports that have emerged from Pakistan would suggest that the money is pumped into the activities of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba which is a designated terrorist outfit. Continue reading
The Pakistan army has set up a massive regiment which it assists against its war on India. Depending largely on the money that is generated through skin trade and drug smuggling this regiment of 30000 fights for the Pakistan army in India, states a report of the military intelligence bureau.
During each of these operations which involved 5 terrorists or less, two officers of the Pakistan army always accompany them. The army officers who train these terrorists in the first place are the ones who read the logistic and even give the command for an attack. During the duration of the attack, the army officers are constantly in touch with the army base in Pakistan who offer instructions. This report of the military intelligence confirms beyond doubt that officers of the Pakistan army are physically present during every attack in the Valley.