A file photo of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. (Reuters)
A file photo of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. (Reuters)

Terror funding: ED attaches Kashmiri businessman’s property worth 6.19 crore

  • Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali’s property attached under the PMLA in ongoing investigations into a terror funding case against LeT chief Hafiz Saeed
  • Watali has been found to be involved in fundraising and acting as a financial conduit for Hurriyat leaders, says ED

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached property worth 6.19 crore belonging to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in ongoing investigations into a terror financing case against Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

The directorate had initiated investigation based on a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Hafiz Saeed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

“Accused Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali has been found to be involved in fundraising and acting as a financial conduit for Hurriyat leaders. The NIA investigation also revealed that the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and other secessionists instigate the general public, especially the youth, to observe strikes, and issue directives to the masses to hold anti-India protests, demonstrations and processions through press releases, newspapers and social media," the ED said in a statement.


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