Crime

Construction Company Executive Held From Sikar For Funding IS

November 17, 2016, 7:49 am

IS operative held in Rajasthan's Sikar

ATS arrests IS operative from Rajasthan's Sikar district.

Jaipur: An alleged Islamic State (IS) operative who had been funding the terror outfit operations in Iraq and Syria through hawala transactions for the past two years has been arrested from Rajasthan’s Sikar district. Rajasthan ATS claimed that 42-year-old construction company executive Jamil Ahmed is a resident of Fatehpur in Sikar district and was working as a senior finance manager at a construction company in Dubai where he has been staying since 2003. The man is married and his family stays in Mumbai. He had come to Mumbai a fortnight ago to see his wife and children. Sources said that his family originally hails from Kuwait, but they migrated to India after Saddam Hussein’s invasion in 1990.  Jamal holds an MBA degree. The ATS has traced his activities in Mumbai’s Palghar area where the agency had seized RDX in huge quantity earlier this month. Security agencies had Jamil under surveillance for a long time. It was found that he was allegedly making transactions to Iraq and Syria through hawala after receiving donations from yet-to-be identified people in India and Bangladesh. He used to send information on hawala transactions to IS commanders using encrypted online messaging services like Surespot and Kik. The ATS is probing how many times he had sent hawala money through Lebanon to IS commanders. Preliminary investigation suggested that he used his hawala network at least 25 times. The ATS has discovered his alleged radical conversations with IS operatives on some social media networking websites. The cops seized two laptops, one mobile phone and a pen drive from his possession.

First published: November 17, 2016