A Delhi court on Wednesday issued summons against Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Syed Salahuddin and others in a money laundering case related to allegedly receiving funds of around Rs 80 crore from Pakistan for carrying out terror activities in India. The court gave this order after taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
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Additional Sessions Judge Praveen Singh said that I have also seen the documents/evidence attached with the complaint. After going through the records, I take cognizance of the offense under section-3 of PMLA, which is punishable under section-4 of PMLA. The accused persons should be summoned on February 7, 2022. Apart from Salahuddin, the court also summoned Mohammad Shafi Shah, Talib Lali, Ghulam Nabi Khan, Umar Farooq Shera, Manzoor Ahmed Dar, Zafar Hussain Bhat, Nazir Ahmed Dar, Abdul Majeed Sofi and Mubarak Shah.
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The court took note of the submissions made by ED’s special public prosecutor Nitesh Rana, who said that during the probe, summons were issued to some Indian firms involved in barter trade and statements of three firms were also recorded. Rana argued that Hizbul Mujahideen was involved in funding more than Rs 80 crore for terrorist activities in India.
He told the court that during the investigation, evidence was collected from various officers and the statements of the accused were recorded. The ED also attached several properties during the investigation.
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