KOLKATA: The ED has informed the NIA, which is probing the Bardhaman blasts and Islamist terror network in West Bengal, that a prominent TMC leader was involved in passing funds through hawala transactions to the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh terrorists, who were running terror training camps in the state.
The officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, have provided detailed information to the NIA officials on how the JuMB terrorists received funds from the Jamaat in Bangladesh through some businessmen in the state.
The ED has also furnished details of bank accounts, hawala transactions and how Saradha funds were sent to the Jamaat in the neighbouring country to fund the Bardhaman terror module.
The funds were never directly sent, but through various NGOs based in Gulf countries and some businessmen based in Nepal.
The ED has also informed the NIA about the role of some politicians in West Bengal, including a prominent TMC MP -- who was a founder member of banned SIMI -- in the terror funding. According to the ED, the TMC leader, who has links with the JuMB, was close to Sharada Group chairman Sudipto Sen and India correspondent of Naya Diganata, a pro-Jamaat Bengali daily published from Dhaka.
NSA Ajit Doval, who met Mamata here on Monday, had mentioned the name of the TMC MP and his alleged links with the JuMB.