From PoK to Italy, ED traces Kashmir terror money trail

The Enforcement Directorate suspects that six men from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) have funded terror activities in Kashmir with active involvement of some Hurriyat separatists.

As per reports, three weeks before the Uri attack, the ED had filed a chargesheet in a Srinagar court in which the agency said that an Italian firm, Madina Trading, was used by two Hurriyat separatists, Firdous Ahmad Shah and Yar Mohammad Khan, to accept money from the PoK-based men. Madina Trading is based out of Corso Garibaldi in Brescia, Italy.

Shah is an influential separatist leader and is the chief of Democratic Political Movement – a constituent of Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Hurriyat Conference.

As per the ED, the separatist duo is accused in a money laundering case and are known to have been active in raising funds for terrorist activities in Kashmir.

Shah and Khan have also been accused of waging war against the Indian state.

What is even more shocking in the revelation is that the Madina Trading is the same company that was used to create a VoIP account for 26/11 Mumbai attackers in 2008.

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