New Delhi, Nov 17, 2016: The alleged key operative of Indian Mujahideen (IM), Abdul Wahid Siddibapa resident of Bhatkal, who has been charged with channelling funds from Pakistan to India via Dubai, worked as a driver in a Dubai firm that indulged in the business of hawala.
That’s according to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which revealed these details to a Delhi court on Tuesday in its third supplementary chargesheet.
As per the investigation, Abdul Wahid worked for Muzaffar Kola enterprises, a toy importing firm that also allegedly dealt in hawala as its side business.
’To facilitate his work of channelising funds, Siddibapa, a resident of Bhatkal, built close relations with the owners of Muzaffar Kola enterprises,’ said the chargesheet.
Abdul Wahid was arrested in May this year at IGI Airport in Delhi. He is accused of conspiring to channelise funds for Indian Mujahideen and carrying out terror acitivities in India.
The federal agency also alleged that during the course of duty, he used to propagate the idea of violent jihad among his other colleagues in Dubai.
The NIA has chargesheeted Siddibapa for various offences under sections 121A (waging war against the Government of India), 123 (concealing facts with intent to facilitate design to wage war) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, read with several sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Muzaffar Kola enterprises imported toys from China and India and distributed it in the local markets of Dubai and adjoining areas.
’Muzaffar Kola enterprises established the business of hawala transaction at Murshid bazaar in Dubai and catered to Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Bhatkal in Karnataka,’ claimed the report.
The agency also claimed that the money was regularly sent to the IM operatives lodged in jails and their families besides the absconding IM operatives.
According to the dossier on Wahid with Indian agencies, the 32-year-old terror suspect is alleged to have routed money sent by Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal using banking channels and Western Union Money Transfer ahead of terror blasts in India.
Even during his stay at his home town it’s claimed he used to propagate the message of violent jihad by instigating the locals to build up their physique for tackling communal riots effectively.