ED likely to probe IM terrorists on terror funding
Enforcement Directorate is likely to start investigations into the terror funding routes of Indian Mujahideen terrorists arrested by the police.delhi Updated: Apr 08, 2010 16:54 IST
Enforcement Directorate is likely to start investigations into the terror funding routes of Indian Mujahideen terrorists arrested by the police.
Official sources said the the Directorate is considering interrogation of alleged IM terrorists arrested by Delhi and Utter Pradesh police for terror financing.
They said the ED will seek information from the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police against certain IM suspects.
Based on the information provided, ED will probe the funding routes under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
"We share the information collected during our probe with various agencies. If and when the ED asks for information, we will completely cooperate with them," a senior official of Delhi Police's anti-terrorism unit Special Cell said.
The Directorate is currently probing funding sources of a number of terror suspects and has registered over 25 cases across India on charges of money laundering and has also frozen many bank accounts.
The government had last year amended the PMLA, giving ED the powers to freeze funds associated with terrorist outfits.