The Enforcement Directorate has connected property value Rs 7.32 lakh, together with a flat in Delhi’s Jangpura, in a 2006 Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case.
The attachment has been made by ED beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act. (Picture: PTI)
Fourteen years after a resident of Jammu & Kashmir was caught with explosives and money, the Enforcement Directorate has connected his residence in Delhi and a checking account in a terror funding case. Aijaz Hussain Khawaja, a resident of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir is being probed by the ED in a 2006 terror funding case for allegedly receiving cash by unlawful routes from Pakistan for terror actions within the valley.
Aijaz Hussain Khawaja was caught by the Particular Cell of Delhi Police with one bag containing 2.05 kilograms of RDX and Rs 49 lakh in money. Khawaja was convicted and sentenced to 7 years in jail beneath Explosive Substances Act, and Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act. The seized quantity was confiscated by the trial court docket.
Apparently, Khawaja was considered one of 44 winners of the President’s Nationwide Awards for artisans and handicrafts in 2003.
The probe company claims that in their investigation beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA), it was revealed that the Khawaja was working as a Hawala operator for financing varied terror-related unlawful actions in J&Ok. “As a Hawala operator, Khawaja was in contact with Muktiar Ahmed Bhatt alias Ahmed, an operative of Pakistan primarily based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. Khawaja was tasked to undertake Hawala transactions and dealings for varied separatists and terror actions,” stated the ED.
In accordance with the monetary probe company, the connected property of Khawaja, that are a part of the proceeds of crime, encompass a portion of a residential flat at Jangpura, New Delhi and cash in a checking account held by the spouse of accused Aijaz Hussain Khawaja.
The attachment has been made beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act. The ebook worth of the connected properties is Rs 7.32 lakh, nonetheless, based on officers, the present market worth is far increased.
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