ED tracing suspicious European, PoK remittances routed to Jammu and Kashmir for funding terrorism: Report
ED is tracing some suspicious European and PoK remittances which have been routed to J&K.
Delhi: Enforcement Directorate is tracing some suspicious European and PoK remittances which have been routed to Jammu and Kashmir in the past, as per a media report.
According to India Today, there is a suspicion that these remittances have been used for funding terrorism in the state.
The media house quoted sources as saying that ED is likely to send a letter rogatory to Italy in connection with at least two cases of suspicious funds received by Hurriyat Conference member Firdaus Ahmad Shah.
Shah reportedly received funds through Western Union from a Pakistani national based in Italy.
ED had filed a chargesheet against Yar Mohammad Khan last year.
He is said to have received suspicious remittances from Europe last year on behalf of Firdaus Ahmad Shah. At that time payments had come from Italy from a Pakistani national.
That Pakistani national was suspected to be involved in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Also, suspicious remittances were also reportedly received by a Kashmir Valley-based woman identified as Nabla Begum.
This money was also supposedly sent through Western Union money transfer.
The media house said that as per ED, the funds came from a Pakistani woman named Shabina Kanwal settled in Italy.
Remittances in both the cases could not be explained by Firdaus Ahmad or Nabla Begum.
This has led the ED suspects that even though the amount was around Rs 2 lakh, it might have been routed for terror funding.