Parvez Zubair suspected Dawood Gang Member arrested in terror funding case

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    In a new development to the terror finding case, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad arrested Parvez Zubair in on Thursday 4 August in terror funding case.

    The arrest was initiated under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and
    a court has sent Zubair to ATS custody till August 10.

    Reportedly, Zubair is accused for his touch with Anees Ibrahim, the younger brother of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and for conducting terror funding activities for Dawood Ibrahim.

    As per ATS, Zubair used to work for Dawood Ibrahim under different aliases and had been absconding for a long time. His arrest was made on the basis of specific information received by the Central investigation agency.

    According to an ATS official Zubair has visited Dubai 54 times between 2014-2022.

    A case has been registered by ATS against Zubair under Sections 17 and 18 of UAPA.

    However, Zubairs lawyer brought it to the notice in court that Zubair had received a message on a chat application with someone a year ago and the ATS was making a case against his client on that basis even though his client had not responded to the chat.

    A case was registered against Zubair in the year 1993 at Dharavi police station under section 323 of IPC. And ATS is investigating a terror funding case.

    Earlier in June this year, 2022, Yusuf was arrested from Kashmir for terror-funding Lashkar-e-Toiba. The accused transferred money to Junaid Mohammad following which he was produced before a Pune court.

    The Maharashtra anti-terror body arrested Junaid Mohammad for working for Lashkar-e-Toiba and recruiting people. He used to recruit youths from different states after radicalising them.

    Meanwhile, in June this year the Maharashtra ATS arrested a suspect identified as Yusf from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for his alleged involvement in funding and recruitment for the terror outfit LeT. The arrested accused Yusuf was also produced in a court in Pune.

    Yusuf allegedly transferred funds to one accused Junaid Mohammad who was arrested on May 24 this year from the Khamgaon Taluka in Jammu and Kashmir’s Buldhana district.

    On June 2 ATS arrested another wanted suspect in the same case, Aftab Hussain Shah, 28, a carpenter from J&K’s Kishtwar. Shah is accused of being the link between Junaid Mohammed and a LeT operative based in a foreign country.

    Further, on June 10 this year, the ATS took custody of Inamul Haque from Saharanpur allegedly a partner of Junaid Mohammad arrested by ATS from Pune.

    News Input: K.V.Raman

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