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FIF terror funding case: NIA makes 5th arrest from Delhi airport

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The NIA on Wednesday arrested a resident of Gujarat's from the airport in connection with its investigation into the Pakistan-based (FIF) terror funding case.

An NIA said the agency arrested Mohammad Arif Ghulambashir Dharampuria, 44, on his arrival from the (UAE).

Dharampuria had been hiding in for long. The NIA had issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) against him and he was detained at the here on his arrival from Dubai, the said.

This is the fifth arrest in the case, related to receiving of terror funds being sent by operators to their associates through hawala operators to create unrest in

The NIA registered the terror funding case on July 2, 2018 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). As per the case, some Delhi-based individuals were receiving funds from operatives based abroad and using the same to further terror activities.

The FIF was established in 1990 by 26/11 attacks mastermind and Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who is a designated "global terrorist".

The US also designated FIF as a terrorist entity in 2010. It is a front organisation of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a terror organisation proscribed under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 20:28 IST
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