Probe into NGOs funding for terrorist activities

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Hyderabad, Mar 9 (UNI) Taking a cue from the recent statement made by P C Haldar Chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB) that some NGOs were using foreign funds for other purposes, including terrorist activities, the State Intelligence Department was busy verifying the antecedents of certain NGOs.

According to police sources here, several NGOs were getting funds from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries in the name of development programmes, which were said to be diverted for taking up terrorist activities.

Some city-based NGOs, flourishing with foreign funds, have suspected links with terrorist organisations, which were recruiting youth from the city to resort to violent activities.

The basic question of funding by the terrorist organisations and its representatives in the city would be answered once the links between the NGOs and the outfits were unearthed.

Investigation in this direction could also help the police to unravel the mystery behind the August 25 twin blasts and May 18 Mecca blast, which had claimed more than 50 lives and left more than 100 injured.

Not ruling out the possibility of links between the Andhra Pradesh-based NGOs and the NGOs in other states where the terrorist orgnisations were active, the sources said the central intelligence agencies have already come to the conclusion that some NGOs were supporting terrorists by providing logistics support.

The state intelligence authorities were in constant touch with their counterparts in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Northern States to trace the activities of certain NGOs.

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