Lakhisarai police to take two facing charges in the alleged illegal transfer of funds case to Bihar for questioning

Bihar’s Lakhisarai police on Monday secured from a local magistrate transit remand to take Mohammed Dawood Mustaq to Bihar.

This formality has been completed in the case of Mohammed Asif of Amblamogaru here.

The two were arrested on Saturday.

The two are among the four persons from Mangalore arrested in connection with the alleged illegal transfer of funds to some persons allegedly linked to a terrorist activity. The police have, however, clarified that there is nothing to show any direct link of those arrested from Mangalore to any terror outfit.

Mustaq (40), a building contractor, and Asif (23), a B.Com graduate, allegedly received money from Zubaid and his wife, Ayesha Bano, a Mangalore-based couple who were arrested by the Bihar police on November 12.

The police are reported to have found evidence that establish Mustaq and Asif receiving amounts ranging between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 1 lakh over five months from Zubaid.

The Bihar police secured transit remand for Asif on Saturday. They could not get the order for Mustaq on Saturday as he had to be subjected to medical test as he is suffering from blood cancer.

Then, the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court III sent Mustaq to Mangalore District Prison.

On Monday, Lakhisarai police produced Mustaq before the magistrate with a report on his health issued by the Government Wenlock Hospital doctors. Thereafter, the court issued transit remand order.

All the four persons from Mangalore have been arrested for offences under Sections 17 (raising funds for terrorist act) 18 (b) (recruiting persons for terrorist act), 21 (holding proceeds of terrorism), 38 (membership of terrorist organisation) and 40 (raising funds for terrorist organisation) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

They have also been accused under Sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using genuine a forged document) and 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.