Chargesheet filed against six by ED in case of religious conversion
New Delhi, February 3: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a chargesheet before a court against six accused for allegedly laundering money. The accused were said to have received the money from Pakistani intelligence agency ISI for the alleged conversion of deaf students and poor people to Islam in Uttar Pradesh.
The Enforcement Directorate in the chargesheet named Mohammad Umar Gautam, Sallahuddin Zeinuddin Shaikh and Mufti Qazi Jehangir Qasmi, who are currently lodged in judicial custody in Lucknow, as the accused in the case.
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The federal agency also named three organisations Islamic Dawah Centre, Fatimah Charitable Foundation and AFMI Charitable Trust as the accused in the chargesheet filed before Additional Sessions Judge Rajinder Singh, who put up the matter for consideration on February 17.
As per the document, the agency is tracking proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 3 crore. The chargesheet was filed by ED's Special Public Prosecutor NK Matta. He alleged that the accused were involved in getting people from other religion and converted them into Islam on a large scale.
The agency further said that, more than 1000 non-Muslims have been converted and married to Muslims. It was stated that the accused were running an organization named Islamic Dawah Centre (IDC) for the purpose of carrying out conversions and huge funds were provided to them. ED also emphasized by saying that there different sources, including those in foreign countries, from where the funds were received.
It was further brought to their knowledge that students of the Deaf and Dumb School of the NOIDA Deaf Society have been illegally converted through misrepresentation, allurement and fraudulent means, the agency, also represented by advocate Mohammad Faizan Khan, said.
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- With inputs from agencies