Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), an NGO run by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), for allegedly funnelling money into India for construction of a mosque in Haryana.
The ED’s case is based on an FIR registered by NIA in October last year. “Investigation under PMLA has been initiated by ED to establish money trail and to identify proceeds of crime that are suspected to be generated out of the criminal activities,” an ED statement said.
The Indian Express had first reported on October 15 how FIF had funded the construction of a mosque in Uttawar village of Haryana’s Palwal district through a man from Delhi’s Nizamuddin. The man, identified as Mohammed Salman, was arrested by NIA along with Mohammed Salim and Sajjad Abdul Wani on September 26 for allegedly receiving terror funding from Lahore-based Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), an NGO set up by Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Lashkar’s parent organisation.
NIA suspected that the funding was an attempt by the LeT to build a base that could be later used for its activities in India. Its probe had found that Salman had received Rs 70 Lakh from a man named Kamran in Dubai. Kamran is alleged to be a Pakistani national who handles FIF operations in Dubai and is in touch with FIF’s second in command.
“The accused (Salman) is…