ED registers PMLA case against Hafiz Saeed, others
Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered PMLA case against Hafiz Saeed & members of Hurriyat Conference, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Officials said the central probe agency has booked a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act taking congnisance of a NIA FIR. ED to investigate flow of funds through Hawala & other illegal channels (domestically&abroad) for funding separatist & terrorist activities.
While the ED case has been registered against those named in the National Investigation Agency FIR, officials said it is quite possible that its probe may expanded to cover many others not named by it as of now.
While no separatist leader from the Kashmir Valley had been named in the FIR registered by the NIA, organisations like the Hurriyat Conference (factions led by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq), Hizbul Mujahideen, Dukhtaran-e- Millat and Lashker-e-Taiba besides Pakistan-based chief of Jamaat-ud Dawah Hafiz Saeed have been mentioned.
The separatists were allegedly receiving funds from LeT chief Saeed to carry out subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley, including pelting stones at security forces, damaging public property and burning schools and other government establishments.
OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)