PFI Hawala network: Rs 25 crore remitted from DK, Kasargod for terror activities

10:27 AM Mar 09, 2023 | PTI |

The five individuals arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on March 5 in Nandavar Bantwal, Puttur, and Manjeshwar, in connection with a multi-state hawala network had allegedly transferred Rs 25 crore to the terrorists involved in the terrorist activity that took place in Phulwari Sharif, Patna.


The arrested Mahammad Sinan, Sarfraz Nawaz, Iqbal and Abdul Rafeek M of Karnataka and Abid K M of Kerala are believed to be members of the now-banned organization, PFI.

The NIA investigations revealed that the PFI’s hawala network for terror activities is spread across several states, and its members from Dakshina Kannada and Kasargod were found to be involved in the case.

The investigation revealed that Sinan and Nawaz were responsible for handling a large sum of money arriving from overseas countries and making deposits in the bank accounts of the accused and suspects in the PFI case.

It was also found that several PFI activists are carrying out secret activities in the Phulwari Sharif and Motihari areas of Bihar and had reportedly prepared rifles and bullets to target youths of a particular community in East Champaran district.


The NIA stated that the arrested individuals were depositing money into bank accounts of suspected terrorists and will be produced before a special court in Patna.


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