A mosque in Haryana’s Palwal has come under scrutiny by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), when the security agency had found that the mosque was built by the funds from the Hafiz Saeed’s terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan.
The mosques name is Khulafa-e-Rashideen which is situated in Uttawar village in Palwal district. The mosque was searched by the NIA on October 3 and later on the agency arrested 3 men, including the Imam of the masjid, Mohammed Salman, in New Delhi in an alleged terror-funding case.
The localites said that they weren’t aware about Salman’s links to any terrorist organization but certainly they knew that there was some land dispute on the site of the mosque.
“Salman, who came in touch with LeT associated men when he was in Dubai, had been receiving funds from FIF. The organisation, we have learnt, gave him Rs 70 lakh to build a mosque in Uttawar. It even gave him money for the marriage of his daughters. We are now probing from where the mosque has been receiving its donations and how this money is being used,” an NIA officer was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
The NIA further alleged that the money came from other backchannels through which funding was being made to the mosque; it came from the FIF.
A mosque in #Haryana's Palwal was built with funds from Lashkar-e-Taiba. Imam of the mosque, Mohd Salman, had received Rs 70 Lakh from a Dubai based Pakistani citizen Kamran. It is believed that Kamran is working for LeT&provides fund for terrorist activities in India: NIA spox— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2018
The security agency said in a statement that “The village does not appear to be aware of the source of funds. They believe it has come from Salman,” said another officer. After Salman’s arrest in September, the NIA, in an official statement said: “During investigation, it emerged that one Mohammad Salman…is in regular touch with one Dubai-based Pakistani national, who in turn is connected with the Deputy Chief of Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation. The accused person has been receiving funds, being sent by FIF operators and his associates through hawala operators.”