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Enforcement Directorate books Hafiz Saeed, Hurriyat, Hizbul, Lashkar members for money laundering, to probe hawala links

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case against Hurriyat Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed and members of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's Hurriyat Conference, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Dukhtaran-e-Millat under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). 

Enforcement Directorate books Hafiz Saeed, Hurriyat, Hizbul, Lashkar members for money laundering, to probe hawala links

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case against Hurriyat Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed and members of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's Hurriyat Conference, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Dukhtaran-e-Millat under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). 

The ED will investigate the flow of funds through Hawala and other illegal channels, both domestically and abroad, for funding separatists and terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, said ANI. 

As per News18, the ED has established money trail between Hafiz Saeed and Hurriyat 

On June 4, the National Investigative Agency raided 33 locations at Srinagar, Delhi and Haryana in a crackdown on terror funding in Jammu and Kashmir.  

Letterheads of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, property related documents, Rs 2.5 crore cash and 85 gold coins were seized during the raids. 

A preliminary enquiry (PE) has been registered against separatists leaders and Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and his close aide and Hurriyat provincial President Nayeem Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar and Ghazi Javed Baba.

The raids were carried days after some separatist leaders were caught on camera saying that they receive fundings from Lashkar-e-Toiba and other sources in Pakistan to fund stone pelters and violent protests against the government in Jammu and Kashmir.