Hafiz Saeed booked in India over money laundering charges

Hafiz Saeed booked in India over money laundering charges
NEW DELHI: Weeks after the National Investigation Agency carried out raids targetting Kashmiri separatist leaders, the Enforcement Directorate too moved in, registering a case of money laundering against the separatists and the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed on money laundering charges, quotes NDTV.

Enforcement Directorate officials said they were probing how funds were received from Pakistani sources through hawala to finance terror activities and fund separatist activities. The agency's case also names the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat.

In raids at over 2 dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Haryana, the National Investigation Agency had claimed to have found letterheads of Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), phones, jewellery and over Rs 2 crore cash.

The NIA's probe had indicated that the separatists allegedly received funds from Lashkar chief Saeed to carry out activities in the valley including throwing stones at security forces.

The ED case, like the one registered by the NIA, has not mentioned names of the Kashmiri separatists to keep the probe open-ended and look at the overarching terror funding pattern that keeps the Kashmir valley on the boil.