ED attaches 13 assets in J&K in funding probe against Syed Salahuddin
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate Tuesday said it has attached 13 assets located in Jammu and Kashmir in a financing case against Syed Salahuddin, the chief of Hizbul Mujahideen.
The central probe agency issued a provisional order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to attach the properties worth Rs 1.22 crore, which it said belonged to one Mohammad Shafi Shah, a resident of Bandipora, and six other residents of the state who allegedly worked for the Hizb.
The ED said it filed a criminal case of money laundering in this instance after taking cognisance of a charge sheet filed against Salahuddin, Shah and others under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Action (UAPA).
“Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, the most active terror outfit in Kashmir, has been responsible for funding terrorist and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Headed by Syed Salahuddin, its self-styled commander based out of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, it funds terrorism on Indian soil through monies organised by a trust called JKART (Jammu and Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust) in alleged connivance with ISI and other Pakistan-based entities,” the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said in a statement.
It said probe found that “terror funds” were being sent to India through hawala and other channels.
Shah is lodged in the Tihar jail in New Delhi in connection with an alleged funding case, it said.