ED Cracks Down On Terror Funding, Attaches Kashmiri Businessman’s Assets Worth Crores Over Lashkar Financing

ED Cracks Down On Terror Funding, Attaches Kashmiri Businessman’s Assets Worth Crores Over Lashkar FinancingEnforcement Directorate emblem (Facebook)

Continuing the crackdown against terror funding, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached property worth Rs 6.19 crore belonging to a Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, reports Mint.

Watali is booked under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as part of ongoing investigations into terror financing against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.

The accused is alleged to have arranged financial support to the terror outfit, as per a charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

It is also found that the Hurriyat Gonference, along with other separatists, instigated the youth of the valley into anti-India activities - demonstrations through press conferences, social media, holding strikes, stone pelting towards the armed forces, etc.

The ED is also initiating an investigation based on a charge sheet filed by the NIA against Hafiz Saeed under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act (UAPA), 1967.