ATS arrests suspect of international human trafficking racket | India News – Times of India

 ATS arrests suspect of international human trafficking racket | India News - Times of India

LUCKNOW: Its crackdown continues. International human trafficking Racket, UP Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) On Tuesday, an ex-student from Nadda, Lucknow, was arrested from Nizamuddin railway station in New Delhi, identified as Muhammad Abdul Awal (37), a resident of Goalpara, Assam. He has been living in Delhi since 2018.
Special DG, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar said that the accused was instrumental in opening accounts in a private bank in the names of Bangladeshi and Myanmar nationals so as to receive money from them. FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) Accounts of an NGO in Delhi.
“We suspect that these funds have been used for anti-national activities and terrorism funding as around Rs 20 crore were transferred to such accounts in the last three years,” Kumar said. Abdul has studied up to 12th standard according to madrasa education system.
ATS said that during interrogation of the accused, it was found that he had met one Abdul. The gaffer During the Covid outbreak in Delhi in 2020, when bank account opening norms were relaxed. Ghaffar and his subordinates encouraged the accused to open accounts in a private bank in the names of Bangladeshi nationals and Rohingyas, through the FCRA accounts of the former NGO ‘Sunshine Health and Social Welfare Trust’. Could transfer small amounts to the account in which funds were transferred from European countries.
Ghaffar transferred the funds to these bank accounts and the accused along with the former used to withdraw all the money and divide it equally. He said that the accused revealed that Ghaffar had done similar things with many other bank accounts opened by some other people in his network.
The manner in which the funds were brought in from abroad clearly suggested that the nexus was involved in using the money for anti-national activities in violation of FCRA norms. ATS officials are carefully scanning the details of all these bank accounts and further investigation is in the process,” stressed a senior ATS official.
In the last one month, the ATS has arrested five people linked to the same syndicate, including two from Bangalore.

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