The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted multiple searches across the country, including in Gujarat and Kerala, and seized over four dozen SIM cards and phones and Rs 21 lakh in cash in connection with a terror-funding case linked to a Pakistan-based outfit, the agency said.
It added that the raids were carried out at locations in Gonda in Uttar Pradesh, Sikar and Jaipur in Rajasthan, Delhi, Valsad and Surat in Gujarat and Kasaragod in Kerala in connection with a case involving the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), a banned Pakistani charity organisation.
A total of 26 SIM cards, 23 phones, five memory cards, CDs, hard drives, computer peripherals, eight passports and foreign cards, nine debit cards, a laptop, two kg of gold and Rs 21 lakh in cash were seized, an NIA spokesperson said.
Various incriminating documents related to operations in Dubai were also seized, he added.
As per the FIR, some Delhi-based individuals were receiving funds from Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) operatives based abroad and were using the same to further the terror activities.
Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation is a Lahore, Pakistan based organisation established by Jamat-ud-Dawa. It is a front-end organisation of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), a terror organisation proscribed under UAPA. It was founded in 1990 by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a designated “Global Terrorist”.
On Monday, the agency had arrested Mohammad Hussain Molani alias Babloo (43) in the case when he returned from Dubai, where he had been hiding.
The NIA had said this was the fourth arrest in the case, which was related to receiving of terror funds sent by FIF operatives to their associates through "hawala" (money launderers) operators for furthering their nefarious activities to trigger an unrest in India.
In September last year, the NIA had busted a module of the FIF in Delhi and Srinagar and arrested three persons.
(With inputs from PTI)