'Over Rs 5.6 cr meant for terror funding seized since 2006'

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New Delhi, Aug 2: The government has seized more than Rs 5.6 crore in cases related to funding of terrorist activities since 2006, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

"Since 2006 and as on March 31, 2011, 148 FIRs have been registered and in 56 cases charge sheets have been filed. Five persons have been convicted by the competent courts. As on March 31, 2011, cumulatively Rs 5,61,10,492 has been seized/attached/frozen," Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Singh was replying to a question whether there were inputs regarding instances of terror funding in the country and what action was taken by the government in this regard.

To deal with such cases, the government has constituted a separate cell -- Cell for Combating of Funding of Terrorism -- in the Ministry of Home Affairs, he said.

Singh added that the Ministry of Home Affairs also constituted a Terror Funding and Fake Currency Cell in the National Investigation Agency last year to focus on terror funding and fake currency cases.

Replying to a separate question, Singh said that a multi-disciplinary school of economic intelligence will be set up to develop various faculties in economic intelligence.

"A decision has been taken at the Economic Intelligence Council meeting held on January 18, 2010 under the chairmanship of Finance Minister to set up multi-disciplinary school of economic intelligence to develop capacity building in the area of economic intelligence," he said. 


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