Some of the money used to finance the terror attacks in Mumbai last November and the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru in December 2005 came via a fake currency racket, sources from the Intelligence Bureau and Central Bureau of Investigation have revealed.
Operatives in Dubai and Pakistan, backed by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, used fake currency to fund terror operations on Indian soil.
Sources in the investigation agencies said the Lashkar-e-Tayiba spent Rs 3.5 crore (Rs 35 million) on the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, of which Rs 80 lakh (Rs 8 million) came from the fake currency racket.
The Lashkar, investigating agencies in Bengaluru said, spent Rs 50 lakh (Rs 5 million) on the Bengaluru attack, of which Rs 30 lakh (Rs 3 million) was derived from the fake currency racket.
Intelligence Bureau sources said Lashkar operatives were asked to raise funds for the Mumbai attacks, which they did through the hawala route with fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's assistance, & through fake currency arranged by its operatives in Dubai. read more
The arrest and subsequent interrogation of Sudhanshu Sudhakar, an ex-army man a week ago in Patna has revealed startling information about his links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence which is operating a huge fake currency racket in India through the borders of Nepal.
According to sources in the Intelligence Bureau, Shankar's interrogation revealed that the ISI picked him to act as a link between the India and Nepal operations through which fake currency is being pumped in, in large numbers.
What is startling is also his links with Nepal's former crown prince, Paras, who was allegedly on the IB's radar for operating in close quarters with both the ISI and the Dawood Ibrahim gang.
Investigating agencies told rediff.com that Sudhakar was helping Pakistan-based agencies run the fake currency racket from Nepal.
This is, however, not the first time that Indian agencies have stumbled upon links to Paras in this racket. Earlier this year, the Madhya Pradesh police had picked up two others, Ateeq Ansari and Rajesh Gupta, who during interrogation revealed that Paras was also involved in the racket. read more
source : rediff
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