49 bank accounts found ‘financing terror’ freezed, says MHA report

There was an increase of 8.6 per cent in LWE incidents as compared to 2012.

Written by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Published:August 7, 2014 2:19 am

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has freezed at least 49 bank accounts after they were found to be involved in financing terrorist activities, the latest annual report of the Ministry says.

The Combating of Funding of Terrorist Cell (CFT), which functions under the MHA tracks suspicious bank accounts with the help of intelligence agencies and recommends freezing such accounts through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The CFT cell was created three years ago and it helps the states track down suspicious bank accounts.

It said that since 1994, the government had received 1,413 complaints of human rights violations against Army personnel and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in J&K. Of these 1,334 were found false and only in 80 cases action was initiated as the cases were found to be genuine.

According to the report, which was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, internal security remained a cause of concern with a reported increase in cases of violence related to Left Wing Extremism (LWE). Though the number of terrorist incidents in J&K remained low compared to 2005, there was a 253 per cent increase in the number of security personnel killed in the state. “Though the law and order situation during 2013 remained normal, spontaneous and wide-spread protests broke out in the Valley soon after the news of execution of Afzal Guru on February 9 became public,” the report said. It also says that infiltration attempts have shown an increase of 4.92 per cent as compared to 2012 but the number of successful infiltration attempts declined from 121 to 97 in 2013.

The report said there was an increase of 8.6 per cent in LWE incidents as compared to 2012 and “it is seen that general elections related incidents have contributed significantly to the increase.”

“The security situation in some of the north-eastern state, which has remained complex for quite some time because of diverse demands advocated by various militant outfits, has shown overall improvement during 2012 and 2013, except Meghalaya where casualties have gone up mostly due to extortion and kindapping cases,” the report said.

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