Militant funding case:ED attaches assets worth Rs 7.32 lakh

Militant funding case:ED attaches assets worth Rs 7.32 lakh

New Delhi, Jun 30: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached assets worth Rs 7.32 lakh under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) of Aijaz Hussain Khawaja in Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case.

The attached assets consist of a portion of a residential flat at Jangpura in New Delhi and balances in the bank account held by the accused’s wife.

Khawaja, a Baramulla resident, was apprehended in 2006 with one bag containing 2.05 Kg RDX explosive, Rs 49 lakhs in cash by Delhi Police Special Cell and he was convicted with seven years of imprisonment under section 5(b) of Explosive Substances Act along with Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act wherein and the cash of Rs 49 lakhs were also confiscated by the trial Court.

Investigation under PMLA revealed that accused was operating as a Hawala operator for financing various militancy related illegal activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Out of such illegal hawala operation, he had generated proceeds of crime to the tune of Rs 8.50 lakhs during that period and he was also in touch with Muktiar Ahmed Bhatt alias Ahmed ,a Pakistan based Lashakr e-Taiba (LeT) operative in league with Pakistan ISI) to undertake hawala transactions or dealings for various separatists and militant activities”, the ED said.