- · The ED seizes 13 properties of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen honcho Salahuddin
- · Salahuddin lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
- · He funds terrorist activities on Indian soil
- · Funds sent for terrorist activities in India via hawala and other channels
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Tuesday it has confiscated 13 properties in Jammu and Kashmir of the banned terrorist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen honcho Syed Salahuddin.
Salahuddin lives in Pakistan from where he manages his terrorist activities.
The seizure by the ED is prompted by the evidence the agency has gathered in the ongoing investigation into the case of terror-funding by Salahuddin.
Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the central agency has issued a provisional order for seizure of properties worth Rs 1.22 crore owned by a certain Mohammed Shafi Shah, who is a resident of Bandipora, and six other people of the sub-division. All these work allegedly for the terrorist organisation.
The ED took cognisance of the charge sheet filed under the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA) against Salahuddin, Shah and others. It has registered a criminal case of money laundering against them.
In a statement, the ED said that Hizb-ul-Mujahideen is the most active terrorist organisation in the Valley, responsible for funding terrorists and promoting separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Its donor Syed Salahuddin, the agency says, lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He funded terrorism on the Indian soil under the guise of a trust named JKT (Jammu and Kashmir Effect Relief Trust) at the behest of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and other sinister organisations active in the Valley.
The ED said in its statement that, in the investigation, it has been found that terror funds were sent to India through different channels.
Shah, who is a ‘benami’ holder of Salahuddin’s property, is already lodged in the Tihar Jail of Delhi on the charge of being a pawn of Pakistan-based sponsors that use people like him as conduits for terror funding.