In a recent development, a suspected terror funding network linked to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has come to light following the detection of suspicious transactions in the bank account of a Ghaziabad resident. The account, registered under the name Riyaz-u-deen, was reportedly being operated by Izharul Hussain, a resident of Betiah in Bihar.
The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) has taken swift action, filing a First Information Report (FIR) against Riyaz-u-deen, Izharul Hussain, and unknown Pakistani agents. The FIR, lodged under Section 121-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for conspiracy to wage war against the country, stems from transactions totaling approximately ₹75 lakh within a month. These funds were allegedly dispersed to various agents within India with the purported intention of fueling activities against the Indian government.
Upon rigorous questioning by the ATS, Riyaz-u-deen disclosed that he had provided his account number to Izharul Hussain in exchange for a monthly payment of ₹10,000. While Riyaz-u-deen has undergone questioning, he has not been arrested yet. The ATS is actively working to locate and apprehend Izharul Hussain and other individuals connected to the alleged terror funding network.
The FIR, filed by ATS inspector Arvind Kumar Pandey on November 10, marks a significant development in efforts to address and dismantle suspected terrorist financing operations linked to external agencies. Authorities are expected to intensify their efforts to unravel the full extent of the network and prevent any potential threats posed by these activities.