According to intelligence reports, with an aim of generating more funds for anti-India activities, Pakistan-based terror outfits are said to be eyeing the Eid festival.
During the upcoming festivals, the terror groups have been planning to sell the skin of sacrificed animals, a business which accounts for millions of rupees every year.
The terror outfits, however, use their frontal organisations or subsidiaries to avoid any legal trouble. Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-E-Mohammad, Tehrik-e-Islam are among the terror groups which reportedly have a plan to raise the fund during Eid.
JuD uses Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, JEM issues receipts in the name of Al Rahman Trust, Harkar-ul-Mujahideen and Ansar-ul-Ummah receive donations in the name of Al-Hilal Trust while Alhe Sunnatwal Jammat uses Al-Esar Welfare Trust for the purpose, sources said.
Terrorists would buy animals which could be sold for sacrifice during the festival which falls on Sept 25 and their skin sold to fetch money.
Quoting an estimate of the Pakistan's Punjab province, the intelligence report says that around 10 million animals were sacrificed on last Eid and their hides were worth Rs 35,000 million (Pakistan Rupee).
According to another estimate, a cow hide can fetch up to USD 50, sources said.
LeT, JEM, Tehrik-e-Islam and other groups have been using their front organisations to coax like-minded people to donate for their respective organisation on the basis of their philosophy of 'Jehad', the sources said.
They also utilise other religious congregations and other gatherings for fund, they added.
(With agency inputs)