Assam Maulana booked for receiving Funds from Islamic groups to run terror activities

In breaking news, Police have registered a case against ‘Ajmal Foundation’, run by All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal. The case was filed following a complaint lodged by Satya Ranjan Bohra, who accused the NGO of receiving funds from organisations having links with global terror groups.

In his FIR lodged in Dispur police station on Friday, BJP leader Satya Ranjan Borah sought police investigation alleging that Ajmal Foundation misused the funds it received from foreign organisations allegedly linked to terror outfits.

“Ajmal Foundation, an organisation run by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, chief of AIUDF, being funded by some foreign agencies which are related to funding different terrorist groups and their terror activities as reported by an NGO Legal Rights Observatory. Considering the report, we want a proper investigation in this connection under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Ajmal Foundation has misused those foreign funds in several anti-national activities,” Borah alleged in the FIR.

Police said a case was registered under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 124A (sedition) and 420 (cheating) of IPC and Section 13 of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).

Borah demanded that stringent action should be taken against the AIUDF chief and he should be arrested. Borah suggested that some information provided in the FIR may be passed on to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for further investigation.

Speaking on the issue, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told journalists that people always had the misconception that Ajmal spent from his pocket and did humanitarian work, which is far from reality.

“There was a time when he (Ajmal) used to receive Rs 70-75 crore from foreign agencies. With that, he ran a hospital and did some other work. An established institution, which exposed many cases of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) violations, has claimed that the sources, Ajmal received the funds from, are related to terrorism,” Sarma said, adding that he was hopeful the Central government would carry out a probe.

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