Several Jan Dhan accounts have come under the scanner with investigators finding transfer of funds relating to terrorism. The revelation comes after the Anti Terror Squad had nabbed 10 persons from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on charges of terror funding.
Charlie’, ‘Romeo’, ‘Alpha’, ‘Potter’, ‘Pie’, ‘Harry’, ‘Gama,’ these are some of the code words used by those involved in the Kashmir terror funding case. Their confessional statements would be placed as evidence in the charge sheet filed before the court by the National Investigation Agency.
The National Investigation Agency has arrested two persons on charges of funding Naxalites in Jharkhand. The duo to be arrested are Santhosh Oraon and Roshan Oraon.
Two alleged hawala operatives were arrested by the National Investigation Agency from Uttar Pradesh on the charge that they were helping the Lashkar-e-Tayiba channelise funds.
Hafiz Saeed was the mastermind and ably backed by Syed Salahuddin. Together they came up with a plan of funding the unrest and terrorism in the Kashmir Valley which was on the boil since the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani.
The law enforcement agencies will invoke the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against the drug syndicate in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision was taken by the Ministry for Home Affairs after security agencies raised concerns about the growing drug menace in the troubled state.
A report states that illicit trade including smuggling, piracy and counterfeiting continue to be the most preferred mechanisms used by terrorists to fund their operations.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth Rs 5 lakh in connection with a money laundering probe in a terror financing case involving the Indian Mujahideen.
They once called the shots in the Kashmir Valley. On one phone call, they could gather a mob and unleash violence on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir. With the National Investigation Agency cracking down hard on them, they are today scouting for legal help.
The Kashmir terror funding case has not only netted several important persons, but has also unearthed the several methods used to finance terror and the unrest. While cross border trade was one major route to raise funds, the other was through the diversion of Haj subsidy.