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NIA Arrests 2 Hawala Operators from UP’s Muzaffarnagar on Terror Funding Charges

The two hawala operators, Dinesh Garg and Adesh Jain, have been accused of funneling funds from the UAE to Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in the country.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18@qazifarazahmad

Updated:February 5, 2018, 12:06 AM IST
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NIA Arrests 2 Hawala Operators from UP’s Muzaffarnagar on Terror Funding Charges
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Lucknow: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two hawala operators from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh for alleged involvement in terror funding.

The two hawala operators, Dinesh Garg and Adesh Jain, have been accused of funneling funds from the UAE to Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in the country.

This came after the arrest of Bihar-based LeT sympathiser Mahfooz Alam and LeT militant Shaikh Abdul Naeem.

Mahfouz was remanded to two-day police custody by the NIA Special Court and under interrogation, he revealed that he had facilitated raising and collecting fund for Naeem through international money transfer services such as Western Union by providing identity documents. These funds were to be later used for carrying out the terrorist activities.

Mahfooz further led the NIA to Garg and Jain for allegedly routing money for him through UAE.

It is suspected that Naeem helped Alam to set up hideouts for LeT operatives in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha along with Jammu and Kashmir with money raised with the help of hawala operators.

NIA recovered Rs 15 lakh in cash, a pistol, two note counting machines along with mobile-phones and laptop from Garg. From Jain, NIA recovered Rs 32.84 lakh in cash along with one Chinese pistol and records of foreign hawala traders.

Currencies of other countries along with phone numbers of suspects were also recovered by NIA during the raids.

As per the information, both the hawala operators were doing business in United States, Thailand, Japan and Oman and other Gulf countries. These people were sending money to the LeT operatives through hawala.

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| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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