IM man channelised funds from Pak to carry out terror acts in India


downloadIt has come to light that role and involvement of Indian Mujahideen (IM) militant Abdul Wahid Sidappa, who was arrested in May as soon as he landed from Dubai, has been limited to bringing terror funds from Pakistan into India via Dubai.

According to media reports, the National Investigation agency (NIA) in its charge sheet, filed before Special Judge Rakesh Pandit, stated Sidappa’s role was established for channelising funds received from Pakistan via Dubai by IM for conducting terror activities. The IM had utilised the Hawala channel to provide funds to those languishing in jails and their families.

Sidappa helped in carrying out the terror acts by providing funds for survival of IM operatives and for the purchase of raw material required for affecting destruction, said the final report.

It was further established that the accused entered into a pact with other co-operatives to carry out terror acts against the Indian government. The accused, a cousin of IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, also strived to wage terror activities with intent to support and strengthen the conspiracy hatched by IM operatives.

He has been charged of offences under Section 120-B of Indian Penal Code and sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.