ED recovers foreign currency from LeT terrorist Mohammad Umer Madani

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached a foreign currency worth USD 8000 and Nepalese Rupees worth 4067 from a terrorist named Mohammad Umer Madani of a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit.

Immediately after the attachment, the ED filed a criminal case the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) against Mohammad Umer Madani. As per the ED, the attached foreign currency was meant for undertaking terrorist activities in India. Further investigation is underway.

The move of ED comes after an FIR was registered by the Delhi Police Special Cell in the June 2009 under the Unlawful activities (P) Act. The Delhi Police had recovered fake Indian currency equivalent to Rs. 50000, USD 8000, and Nepalese Rupees 4067, besides other incriminating documents, from Nepal-based Mohammad Umer Madani, who was working as an organizer for the LeT.

Madani was involved in motivating youths for terrorist activity in India. He was also found involved in hatching conspiracy with other LeT militants in order to carry out terrorist and disruptive activities in India. After the filing of a case, Delhi’s Court had convicted him for the alleged offences and awarded five years imprisonment.

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