Home Secy cautions J&K on terror funding

Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 18:54

Srinagar: A high-level meeting was chaired
by Union Home Secretary R K Singh here to review the cases
related to terror funding and agencies were asked to work in
close coordination with Enforcement Directorate for attachment
of properties under Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The meeting was held Sunday evening in which officials from
central agencies and top brass of state police led by Director
General of Police Kuldeep Khoda were present, sources said.

During the meeting, the Home Secretary took a serious
view of funding of terror and separatist groups in Jammu and
Kashmir and asked for details about some cases in which close
aides of separatists leaders had been arrested, they said.

Singh was part of a high-level team of senior bureaucrats
led by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth which is visiting the
state.

Singh said the Centre would send more manpower from
Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax departments to the
state for handling all PMLA cases, the sources said.

ED and the investigative wing of Income Tax department
raised the question of security for their team members while
pursuing cases against hawala operators and separatist
leaders, following which the state police gave an assurance in
this regard.

ED has been talking to various security agencies and the
police to gather more details about the cases and would decide
as to in how many cases PMLA could be invoked, the sources
said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 18:54

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