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Terror-fund arrest in Delhi

New Delhi, May 15: A 44-year-old Kashmir resident was arrested yesterday in central Delhi on charges of channelising funds from Pakistan meant for terrorist organisations in the Valley.

Zafar Umar Khan was caught red handed while he was allegedly receiving Rs 4 lakh from Rakesh Kumar, a hawala operator. A Delhi police special cell team led by assistant commissioner (north) P.S. Kushwah seized one pistol, nine cartridges, one cellphone and two telephone diaries from Khan. Two cellphones were recovered from Kumar.

After a brief interrogation, the police handed over Kumar to the Enforcement Directorate. Kumarís alleged role in hawala operations would be probed under the Foreign Exchange Management Act.

Khan has been booked under the Arms Act and remanded to five days police custody today. A resident of Poonch district, Khan came to Delhi last Friday.

Delhi police alleged that the cash was meant for Umar, a divisional commander of a Kashmir-based terrorist organisation.

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