Carrying out a major operation, NIA has busted a Falah-e-Insaniyat terror funding module in New Delhi. The NIA has also arrested 3 people after carrying out searches at multiple places in Daryaganj, Nizamuddin and Kucha Ghasiram areas in Delhi.
On September 25, the NIA conducted searches at the premises of Mohammad Salman, Mohd Salim and Rajaram and company at Kucha Ghasiram in New Delhi. During the raids, the NIA also also seized cash worth Rs 1 crore 56 lakh. The NIA also recovered Rs 43,000 in Nepali currency, 14 mobile phones, 5 pen drives and several 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.
During investigation, the NIA found out 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.
The investigation in the case is underway to unearth the larger conspiracy, to collect evidence and to arrest the other accused persons.
Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation is a Lahore, a terror organisation proscribed under UAPA is a front-end organisation of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and was founded in 1990 by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who is designated as Global Terrorist by the USA. FIF is placed on the list of terrorist organisations as per entry 33 in the First Schedule to the UAPA read with Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism.