NIA conducts searches at some more places in New Delhi in FIF Terror Funding Module

As a follow up of the earlier searches conducted by NIA pertaining to terror funding module of Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), today i.e. on 12.10.2018, searches were conducted at the office premises and residence of one Hilal Ahmed Rather at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi (originally from Srinagar, J&K). During the searches a total cash of Rs.18 lakh, 06 mobile phones along with SIMs and various incriminating documents were seized.

The FIF Terror Funding case was registered by NIA on 02.07.2018 as RC-20/2018/NIA/DLI under section 120B & 121 of IPC and under sections 17, 18, 21, 38 & 40 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

During investigation, it emerged that one Mohammad Salman r/o Nizamuddin, New Delhi was in regular touch with one 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 has been receiving funds, being sent by FIF operators and his associates, through Hawala operators to further their activities and create unrest in India and carry out the militant activities.

Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation is a Lahore, Pakistan based organization established by Jamat-ud-Dawa. It is a front-end organisation of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), a terror organisation proscribed under UAPA. Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation was also designated as a militant entity by USA in 2010.

Total three accused persons have been arrested in this case so far, namely i) Mohammad Salman r/o New Delhi, ii) Mohammad Salim @ Mama r/o Delhi and iii) Sajjad Ahmad Wani r/o Srinagar (J&K).

Investigation is continuing to unearth the larger conspiracy, to collect evidence and to arrest the other accused persons.

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