The National Investigation Agency (NIA) continued its clamp down on terror funds in the country after conducting raids in the Nowhatta and Rajourikadal area of Downtown Srinagar.
Less than a week after the agency busted the malicious module of Hafiz Saeed and Falah-e-Insaniyat in Delhi, search operations took place at the residence and shop of Aijaz Ahmed Haqak, who is running a medical shop at Saraf Kadal.
Along with the NIA, teams of CRPF and Jammu & Kashmir Police also conducted the raids in the valley. Though there has been no official confirmation on this matter, the search operations are reportedly related to terror funding.
On Monday, the investigation agency had unearthed the full modus operandi of terror funding by Falah-e-Insaniyat. As per the top NIA sources, there was a direct Pakistan link that had emerged. Falah-e-Insaniyat has several centers in Pakistan and its headquarter is in Lahore, however, the operations for India is managed from Dubai.
Earlier in September, the NIA had conducted raids in Delhi, and during their investigations, busted the terror module by FIF. The agency conducted searches at the premises of Mohammad Salman, Mohd Salim and Rajaram and company at Kucha Ghasiram in the national capital.
During the raids, the NIA also seized cash worth Rs 1 crore 56 lakh. and also recovered Rs 43,000 in Nepali currency, 14 mobile phones, 5 pen drives and several other incriminating documents.
The NIA had registered a terror funding case against the FIF on July 2, as per which some Delhi-based individuals were receiving funds from FIF operatives based abroad and were using the same to further the terror activities.
Further investigation in the matter had revealed that one Mohammad Salman is in regular touch with one Dubai-based Pakistani national, who in turn is connected with the Deputy Chief of Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a front-end organisation of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The grilling also revealed the accused person has been receiving funds, being sent by FIF operators and his associates, through Hawala operators. During the interrogation, details emerged that accused persons along with other persons in various countries including Pakistan, UAE etc are sending money through Hawala to India to further their nefarious activities and create unrest in India and carry out the terrorist activities.