New Delhi, Oct 1: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has filed prosecution complaint against chief of Jamat-ul-Dawa Hafiz Sayeed and his deputy Shahid Mehmood, Mohammad Kamran and a Delhi based hawala operator Mohammad Salim under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the ongoing investigations in militant financing case in India.
ED initiated investigation under PMLA based on charge sheet filed by National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Mohammad Salman, Mohammad Salim and Mohammad Kamran under Section 120B, 121 of IPC, 1860 read with Section 17, 18, 21, 38 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.
Accused Mohammad Salman has been found to be involved in receiving funds, from a proscribed organisation Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) operators and his associates, through illegally operated hawala channel here in India.
Investigation under PMLA revealed that funds were re-routed from Pakistan to Dubai and further to India through Hawala channels and Mohammad Salman was the recipient of funds sent by Mohammad Kamran and his associates Abdul Aziz Behlim and Arif Gulambashir Dharampuria, in Dubai, the ED officials said.
“Incriminating documents seized from the house of Mohammad Salman, Mohammad Salim and Mohammad Arif Gulambashir Dharampuria during the searches conducted by NIA and email correspondence reflect these hawala transactions by Mohammad Uzair to Mohammad Kamran, on the instructions of Mohammad Salman” the officials further said.
With respect to the inflow of funds from Dubai being received by Mohammad Salman from Mohammad Kamran and his associates in Dubai through Hawala channels, has been quantified on the basis of emails, receipts and registers maintained by accused whereas Mohammad Salman used the funds received from abroad for construction of Masjid at Uttawar in Palwal district in Haryana and marriages of poor girls of in and around area of village Uttawar, the probe agency official added.
The central financial probe resulted in quantification of ‘Proceeds of Crime’ to the tune of Rs 4.69 crore and three immovable property of accused Mohammad Salman, located in New Delhi, having a value of Rs 73.12 Lakh is attached provisionally under PMLA, the officials said adding that Mohammad Salman and Mohammad Salim are under Judicial Custody.