Hawala link to LeT, Al-Badr funding captured in Delhitext_fields
New Delhi: Police forces of Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi captured a Hawala operator who kept funding terror outfits LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) and Al-Badr. The operation was assisted by central agencies, IANS reported.
The arrestee was identified as Mohammed Yaseen.
DCP of Special Cell HGS Dhaliwal said, "Inspectors Sunil Kumar Rajain and Ravinder Joshi under ACPs Lalit Mohan Negi and Hridaya Bhushan were working on a piece of information. They held Yaseen, a resident of Turkman Gate in Delhi. He was working as an agent in Hawala transactions related to the funding of terror outfits LeT and Al-Badr. On Aug 17, Yasin gave around Rs 10 lakh to a terror operative Abdul Hamid Mir of J&K for further use in terrorist activities in J&K. In this regard, J&K Police registered a case and arrested Abdul Hamid Mir from Jammu Bus Stand along with the terror funding amount of Rs 10 lakh."
On August 18, central agencies and J&K police passed intel on a person engaged in funding terrorist activities and operating from Meena Bazar in Delhi.
Consequently, a raiding team was formed and deployed in and around the area of Meena Bazar, to catch Yaseen. They recovered Rs 7 lakh in cash and a cell phone from the arrestee, police the DCP said.
The DCP said, "Yaseen is a garment trader by profession and was operating from Meena Bazar. He worked as a conduit of Hawala money, collected funds received from sources based abroad, and further delivered to terror operatives in J&K."
Police said that Yaseen admitted that the Hawala money was being sent to Surat and Mumbai through South Africa. He was the Delhi link in the Hawala chain, and the money was further transferred to J&K through multiple couriers.
Thus the amount sent to operatives of banned terror outfit LeTs and Al-Badr in J&K.
Police said, "Yaseen is an important link for transporting funds from different parts of India to J&K. Recently, he received Rs 24 lakh sent via Hawala from South Africa, out of which he transferred Rs 17 lakh through two different couriers to terror operatives in J&K. Arrested accused Abdul Hamid Mir was given Rs 10 lakh by him. This Rs 10 lakh was seized by J&K whereas the remaining Rs 7 lakh was recovered from his house during the search."
Further investigation on the matter is underway.