The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested Mahfooz Alam, a resident of Gopalganj, Bihar, in a case pertaining to activities of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) here.
Alam was produced before the NIA Special Court which has remanded him to two-day police custody.
“He is the fourth accused person arrested in this case. The other three accused arrested in this include Shaikh Abdul Naeem of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Dhannu Raja of Gopalganj and Touseef Ahmed Malik of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir”, an official statement said here on Sunday.
Mahfooz Alam had facilitated and provided logistic, financial support and shelter to the co-accused Shaikh Abdul Naeem who is an active cadre of LeT, a proscribed terrorist organization.
He had established bases in Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Jammu and Kashmir on the advice of his handler Abdul @ Rehan, the LeT commander in Pakistan.
Mahfooz also facilitated raising, receiving and collecting fund by the co-accused Shaikh Abdul Naeem through International Money Transfer Services such as Western Union Money
Transfer by providing his identity documents. These funds were to be later used for carrying out the terrorist activities by Shaikh Abdul Nayeem.
In the same case, searches have been conducted at four locations at Muzaffarnagar in UP including residences and shops of two suspected Hawala operators earlier.
During search operations, NIA seized cash around Rs 15 Lakh, two currency note counting machine, one Indian made pistol with ammunition, one laptop, four mobile phones and some documents from the residence of Dinesh Garg.
The recoveries made also from residence and shop of the other suspected Hawala dealer Adesh Kumar Jain of Muzaffarnagar, includes cash (Indian currency) Rs 32.84 Lakhs, one Chinese made Pistol with ammunition, some documents containing mobile numbers of associates, currency notes of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, USA, Japan, Thailand, Oman, and electronic devices including two laptop and three mobile phones.