The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against a Pakistani national named Mohammad Kamran and two others - Mohammad Salman from Delhi and Mohammad Salim from Rajasthan - in a case relating to Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed’s Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), ANI has reported.
According to the report, the NIA, in an official statement issued on Friday (22 March), said that following an investigation, it was found that FIF chief Hafiz Saeed and his deputy Shahid Mahmood, in 2012, hatched a conspiracy to form sleeper cells and a logistic base in Delhi and Haryana under the garb of religious work such as mosques’ construction, madrasa education, financial assistance for marriage of poor Muslim girls et cetera.
The NIA said that Mahmood, in pursuance of the conspiracy, tasked his associate Mohammad Kamran, a Pakistani national based in Dubai, for re-routing funds from Pakistan to Dubai and further to India through hawala channels.
As per the report, Kamran, in order to create the organisation’s bases, was also tasked with identifying Indian Muslims who can be given funds in the name of mosque construction, education in Madrasa, Muslim girls marriage and medical assistance among other heads.
The target persons were reportedly intended to be used for creating terror sleeper cells/hideouts.
“Accordingly, Kamran identified a few Indians in Dubai including one Mohammad Salman, a resident of New Delhi, for this purpose. He started transferring large amounts of funds (through illegal hawala) in the name of religious work - construction of mosque Khulfa-e-Rashideen in Uttawar, Palwal in Haryana and for marriage of Muslims girls. Mohammad Salman had received huge funds from Mohammad Kamran from Dubai in this connection,” the NIA stated, according to ANI.
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