The Counter Terrorism Wings of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) dug up another international network of illegal hawala and hundi businesses and arrested a suspected RAW agent in Karachi on Tuesday.
The suspect, identified only as Junaid, has been accused of financing the country’s enemies through a network of hawala and hundi established in the city. He was the manager of a money exchange company and his arrest was carried out in an attack in the Dhoraji area. He was accused of being a member of international hawala and mafia hundi.
An FIA spokesman, confirming the arrest, said the suspect was involved in distributing money among anti-state elements and Indian spies through hawala and hundi networks. The raid team confiscated his laptop, USB and cellphone from him.
An FIA spokesman said Mehmood Siddiqui’s group from the Muttahida Qaumi-London Movement was used to give assignments to RAW agents in Karachi via e-mail from India. He added that according to the IP address of the confiscated laptop, most emails were sent from New Delhi. RAW agents will get funds after they get the code word ID.
This is the second major action taken by the FIA’s Counter-Terrorism Wing against anti-state elements in recent days. On July 15, the FIA had arrested a key agent from a cell that was sleeping from India’s main intelligence and research agency, Wing and Research (RAW). The man was identified as Zafar, who was allegedly involved in sending money through illegal means from Karachi.
The attack was carried out by a team from the FIA’s Anti-Terrorism Wing in Saddar, in connection with ongoing questions from suspected RAW agents who had been detained. The suspect, named Yaseen, is the manager of a money exchange company and is involved in transferring money to the country’s enemies through hundi. The raid team confiscated cellphones, laptops and other important items. According to the FIA, money is given to anti-state elements through an international secret network of hawala / hundi operators.
RAW has been found active and involved in various terror activities in Karachi for several months. The recent arrests by the Karachi police also show that RAW used various anti-state groups operating in the city.
A few days ago, police arrested six members of a separatist group supported by RAW from Balochistan. They are members of the same group that was behind the attacks on the Pakistan Stock Exchange and the Chinese consulate in Karachi. Previously, the arrest of several elements supported by RAW was also carried out by the Special Investigation Unit. Among those arrested was a police officer associated with MQM-L in Karachi, who suggested that RAW use MQM-L and the Balochistan and Sindh separatist groups.