ED attaches 13 J&K properties of ‘Hizbul terrorists’

March 19, 2019 04:31 pm | Updated 04:31 pm IST - NEW DELHI

The Enforcement Directorate has attached 13 properties of seven alleged terrorists in connection with a case against Hizb-ul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and others.

The properties, worth ₹1.22 crore on paper, belong to Mohammad Shafi Shah and six other Hizbul men, said the agency. The ED probe into terror financing is based on a charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency against the accused persons.

“Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, the most active terror outfit in Kashmir, has been responsible for funding terrorist and secessionist activities in the State. Headed by Syed Salahuddin, its self-styled commander operating from Rawalpindi in Pakistan, foments terrorism on Indian soil through funds organised by a trust called Jammu & Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust in allegedly connivance with the ISI and other Pakistan-based entities,” said the ED.

During investigation, the agency found that terror funds were sent to India through the “hawala” channel, barter trade and human carriers. “The funds are illegally distributed to the kin of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists, active or dead. Accordingly, 13 properties of Mohammad Shafi Shah and six other accused located in Jammu & Kashmir have been attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act,” the Directorate said.

The alleged mastermind behind illegal distribution of funds, Mohammod Shafi Shah, Talib Lali, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar and Mushtaq Ahmad Lone are currently lodged in Tihar Jail.

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