Suspicious transactions in Ghaziabad man’s bank account unravel terror funding web - Hindustan Times

Suspicious transactions in Ghaziabad man’s bank account unravel terror funding web

Nov 15, 2023 10:14 PM IST

A terror funding network allegedly operated by Pakistan's ISI has been uncovered after suspicious transactions of approximately ₹75 lakh were found in a Ghaziabad man's bank account. The account was being operated by another individual in Bihar, who had been given the account number in exchange for a monthly payment. An FIR has been filed against the individuals involved, and efforts are underway to locate and arrest them.

LUCKNOW The discovery of suspicious transactions totaling around 75 lakh within a month in the bank account of a Ghaziabad man has led to the unraveling of a terror funding network allegedly operated by Pakistan’s secret agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), according to senior police officials on Wednesday.

Representational photo (HT Photo)
Representational photo (HT Photo)

The account, registered in the name of Riyaz-u-deen from Bhojpur, Ghaziabad, at the Faridnagar branch of Canara Bank, was being operated by Izharul Hussain, a resident of Betiah in Bihar, officials said. After intense questioning by the UP Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), Riyaz-u-deen revealed that he had provided his account number to Izharul Hussain in exchange for a monthly payment of 10,000.

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“In response to this matter, the ATS has filed an FIR at its Lucknow police station against Riyaz-u-deen and Izharul Hussain, along with unknown Pakistani agents operating from Pakistan, under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 121-A for conspiracy to wage war against the country,” said a senior ATS official. While Riyaz-u-deen has been questioned but not arrested, efforts are underway to locate and arrest Izharul Hussain and other individuals involved. The FIR was lodged by ATS inspector Arvind Kumar Pandey on November 10.

A copy of the FIR, obtained by HT from the UPCOP application, outlines transactions amounting to approximately 75 lakh from Riyaz-u-deen’s account. The document asserts that the cash was transferred from various bank accounts operated by Pakistani agents and then dispersed to different agents within the country. The complainant in the FIR indicated that the accused, in collaboration with Pakistan-based agents, were allegedly conspiring to wage war against the Indian government.

An ATS official mentioned that inspector Champion Lal is leading a team investigating the matter. Raids are currently underway in the search for key accused Izharul Hussain, with the expectation that further connections behind the terror and spying network will be uncovered.

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