NIA busts FIF Terror Funding Module

New Delhi [India], Sep 26 (ANI): The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Tuesday busted the Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation's (FIF) terror funding module as it carried out searches at multiple locations in New Delhi's Daryaganj, Nizamuddin and Kucha Ghasiram areas. The FIF Terror Funding case was registered by the NIA on July 02 under sections 17, 18, 21, 38 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UAPA], 1967. As per the FIR, some Delhi-based individuals were receiving funds from FIF operatives based abroad and were using the same to further the terror activities. During the investigation, it was revealed that a person, identified as Mohammad Salman, had been in regular touch with a Dubai-based Pakistani national, who in turn is connected with the Deputy Chief of Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a front-end organisation of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The accused person had been receiving funds, sent by FIF operators and associates, through 'Hawala' operators to further the organisation's nefarious activities, create unrest and carry out terror activities in India. On Tuesday, the NIA conducted searches in Nizamuddin, Daryaganj and Kucha Ghasiram and seized Rs 1, 56, 00,000 in cash, Rs 43,000 in Nepali currency, 14 mobiles phones, five pen drives and several incriminating documents. Following the seizure of incriminating material, the NIA has arrested three individuals, the FIF operative Mohammad Salman, a Hawala conduit Mohammad Salim, and a Hawala courier Sajjad Abdul Wani from Delhi. Further investigation is continuing to unearth the larger conspiracy, to collect evidence and to arrest the other accused persons. The FIF is a Lahore-based organization established by Jamat-ud-Dawa. It is a front-end organisation of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a terror organisation proscribed under UAPA. It was founded in 1990 by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who is designated as Global Terrorist by the USA. The FIF is placed on the list of terrorist organisations as per entry 33 in the First Schedule to the UAPA read with Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (Implementation of Security Council Resolutions) Order 2016. FIF was also designated as a Terrorist entity by the USA in 2010.
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