Enforcement Directorate chargesheets two Hizbul Mujahideeen operatives under PMLA for terror funding

The charge sheet was filed on Tuesday before a designated Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Jammu.

Published: 16th March 2017 09:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th March 2017 09:48 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a prosecution complaint (equivalent to a charge sheet in police parlance) against two Hizbul Mujahideeen operatives for money laundering in connection with a terror financing case relating to Jammu and Kashmir.
“ED files prosecution complaint against Mubarak Ali & Inayatullah Wani associated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen under PMLA in a terror funding case,” the agency tweeted on Thursday.
The two accused persons hailing from Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir were earlier arrested by the State police for possessing 5.4 lakh cash suspected to be illegal and intended to be delivered to an actgive HM terrorist Ghulam Nabi alias Javed Qureshi.
The charge sheet was filed on Tuesday before a designated Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Jammu.
In its chargesheet, the agency said both Ali and Wani were "overground" workers of HM and were involved and helping in a well-planned conspiracy to increase terrorist activities in the area of Doda district by allegedly carrying the cash for Qureshi after receiving it from an "unknown” terrorist in Srinagar.
"Accused Ali worked as labour contractor and Wani was a member of the Village Defence Committee of the area," the agency said in a statement.
In 2016, the ED had attached the seized cash terming it as the "proceeds of crime" of terrorist financing under PMLA.
"In the course of investigation, Ali took plea that the seized money was carried by him and his maternal cousin Wani for his (Ali's) treatment of mouth cancer but during investigation, the doctor who was treating Ali stated that he was not suffering from mouth cancer and the treatment given to him was completely free of charge as the patient was advised for treatment at government hospital," the agency said in its chargesheet.
The doctor told the ED that had the treatment been given in private clinic it would have cost him a maximum of Rs 10,000. The doctor further denied to have advised Ali that the treatment would cost around Rs 5-6 lakh, the agency said in its chargesheet.
"Thus, from the statement of the doctor it was established that the purpose of seized proceeds of crime was for militancy, as alleged in the FIR, and not for medical treatment as claimed,” the agency further said in its chargesheet, adding the duo could not explain the source of the seized funds.


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