New Delhi: An operative from Pakistan terror module Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) has been arrested. The operative, Mohammad Salman, also had cash worth Rs 1.56 lakh, Nepali currency of Rs 43,000, 14 mobiles phones, five pen drives and other incriminating documents.
Following the arrest, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against FIF for their alleged involvement in money laundering through various hawala channels.
The case has been registered based on an FIR registered by the National Investigating Agency (NIA).
It must be noted that FIF is UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed’s NGO, a subsidiary of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) which is no longer on the list of Pakistan’s banned organisations. In January, India sent a number of Note Verbales to Pakistan on the issue of Indian diplomats’ harassment, killing of Indian fisherman and stopping of Indian cargo flights to Afghanistan.
On Friday, India has sent a Note Verbale to Pakistan raising the issue of Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 terror attacks, holding rallies in Lahore. The Note Verbale read, “The ministry registers its strong protest at the continued use of Pakistan controlled territory by extremist and terrorist elements to freely propagate and promote violence and terror against India.”
Co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Hafiz Saeed, also the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), had taken part in a rally that was part of ‘Kashmir solidarity day’. During the rally, he was reportedly showered with rose petals. JuD founder Hafiz Saeed has a $10 million bounty on his head.
Note verbale is a form of protest a country gives to another country when it annoyed by something or some issue that undermines it in the country concerned.
The Pakistan government had banned outfits– JuD and FIF last year but they are still operating their charities freely.