Terror financing: ED takes possession of Kashmir assets linked to Salahuddin, others


The ED has taken possession of seven of the thirteen property attached with the aid of it in the previous in connection with a terror financing case in opposition to Syed Salahuddin, the Pakistan-based terrorist and chief of the globally banned team Hizbul Mujahideen, officials stated on Tuesday.
The ED has taken possession of seven of the thirteen belongings connected by using it in the previous in connection with a terror financing case towards Syed Salahuddin, the Pakistan-based terrorist and chief of the globally banned group Hizbul Mujahideen, officers said on Tuesday.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had connected these belongings in March this year under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
After the Adjudicating Authority of the said law these days upheld the order, the possession be aware was issued, they said.
The ED had attached a whole of 13 properties worth Rs 1.22 crore in Kashmir that belonged to Mohammad Shafi Shah, a resident of Bandipora, Gulam Nabi, a resident of Anantnag district, and five other residents of Jammu-Kashmir, who allegedly worked for the terror outfit.
Possession of the closing six assets will additionally been taken soon, they said.
The federal probe employer had filed a criminal case of cash laundering in this occasion after taking cognisance of a National Investigating Agency (NIA) charge sheet filed against Salahuddin, Shah and others below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Action (UAPA) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.
“Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, the most energetic terror outfit in Kashmir, has been responsible for funding terrorist and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Headed by way of Syed Salahuddin, its self-styled commander based totally out of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, it cash terrorism on Indian soil via cash organised through a have faith known as JKART (Jammu and Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust) in alleged connivance with the ISI and different Pakistan-based entities,” the ED had said.
It had stated its probe observed that “terror funds” have been being sent to India thru hawala — an unlawful way of routing cash through skirting banking channels, barter alternate and human carriers.
“The funds are illegally distributed to the next of family of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, lively and dead,” it said.
The US authorities had in August, 2017 distinct Hizbul Mujahideen as a ‘foreign terrorist organisation’.
Besides heading Hizbul Mujahideen, Salahuddin is the chairman of the United Jehad Council (UJC), a conglomerate of terrorist outfits working in the Kashmir Valley.
The NIA had arrested Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid Yousuf in this case in 2017 and the J-K authorities had later suspended him from service as he was once working in the state agriculture department.
Shah and three others are lodged in Tihar Jail in the countrywide capital in connection with this terror funding case, the ED had said.

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