ED attaches 8,000 US dollars meant for recruiting Lashkar operatives
New Delhi, July 28: The Enforcement Directorate has attached foreign currency worth US dollars 8,000 which was recovered from a terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The recovery was made under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The ED says that the amount was recovered from Mohammad Umer Madani, who was an active member of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The agency further stated that the amount in question was meant to be used for further terror activities in India.
Madani, it may be recalled was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi police in 2009. The police said that he was responsible for the recruitment of over 50 persons into the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. For 8 years he had been actively recruiting people from north India, investigations had also found.
Further the police said that he was a close aide of Mohamamd Hafiz Saeed, the chief of the outfit and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the operational commander of the Lashkar.
Madani recruited LeT militant Kamal Ansari, who was arrested in the Mumbai train blast case in 2006, and three other terrorists convicted for carrying explosives. Investigations also found that he was tasked with the recruitment of two people each from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. At the time of his arrest the police had recovered cash, fake currency and a Nepalese citizenship card.