Terror funds: Enforcement Directorate gets court nod to confiscate Rs 55 lakh

Mir, who was declared a proclaimed offender by a court earlier, had managed to get bail in 2007 on health grounds from the Delhi High Court a year after his arrest.

By: Express News Service | Delhi | Published:March 7, 2016 1:36 am

The Enforcement Directorate has got a Delhi court’s nod to confiscate Rs 55 lakh cash recovered from Nasir Safi Mir, the alleged fund organiser for separatist groups in J&K. This will be the first case of confiscation of property by the agency in a case of terror funding.

Mir, who was declared a proclaimed offender by a court earlier, had managed to get bail in 2007 on health grounds from the Delhi High Court a year after his arrest.

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He then fled via Nepal allegedly using a fake passport and is still on the run.

Based on the police FIR, the ED had registered a money-laundering case against Mir in 2007. Besides Rs 55 lakh, arms and ammunition were seized from Mir at the time of his arrest.

The ED, after provisionally attaching the cash in 2013, had sought permission of a special anti-money laundering court here to confiscate the money, which was in the custody of Delhi Police.

“At the request of Enforcement Directorate, a special court in Delhi issued confiscation order in respect of Rs 55 lakh under the provisions of PMLA,” the agency said.

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