Hafiz Saeed used Indian NGOs for terror funding; Enforcement Directorate probe on

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First Published 8, Mar 2019, 12:40 PM IST
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Hafiz Saeed used NGOs for terror funding; Enforcement Directorate probe on
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The Enforcement Directorate has also identified several Indian NGOs, which it believes were used as fronts in funding terrorist attacks and other activities by most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has fast-tracked its crackdown against the terror apparatus in India, especially those associated with the nation’s most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

Saeed co-founded the dreaded terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is based out of Pakistan.

According to top sources in the investigative agency, the ED was in the process of checking out several properties linked to Saeed, many of which are believed to be benami properties.

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Sources also told MyNation that several NGOs are under the ED scanner for having links with Saeed or working as mules to fund terror networks.

ED, sources added, has also identified several NGOs which it believes were used as fronts in funding terrorist attacks and other activities.

Including the Valley, the ED has identified some six benami properties held by Saeed by proxy.

The agency is currently looking into 13 cases of terror funding.

While the ED is looking forward to attaching 14 properties associated with Saeed, earlier the agency had also identified Srinagar-based businessman Zahoor Ahmed Shah Watali through whom money was routed to fund terror activities.

Watali was arrested last year by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on charges of funding terror. Watali is believed to be one of the financiers of Saeed.  

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