ED attaches Rs 17.73 lakh in J&K terror funding case

New Delhi, March 29: The Enforcement Directorate has attached Rs 17.73 lakh recovered from three Jammu and Kashmir residents who are alleged to have received funding from terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen for terror activities in the state.

The financial probe agency attached the amount from Irshad Ahmad Qureshi, Irshad Ahmad Hajjam and Firdous Ahmad Wani under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), an official said on Wednesday.

Both Qureshi and Hajjam, told the investigators that they collected the money from Firdous Ahmad Wani, the third accused.

“Wani stated that the seized money was the share of sale of his ancestral house, which was meant for his brother settled in Pakistan. However, he could not justify the recovered amount as sale proceeds,” the official said.

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