Ahead of FATF meet, Pakistan registers fake FIRs against terror outfits to mislead world: Report

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 August 2019, 08:04 AM
Pakistan, for the first time in three decades, had halted intrusion across the Line of Control. (File Photo)
Pakistan, for the first time in three decades, had halted intrusion across the Line of Control. (File Photo)

In a blatant attempt to mislead the Global community just before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meet in Bangkok, Pakistan is registering fake and weak Police First Information Reports against terror outfits and terrorists operating on its soil. Some well-placed sources have provided hard evidence about Pakistan’s effort to mislead the Global community. On July 1, Gujranwala police station registered an FIR that was based on the information provided by a ‘source’ about a land deal by members of banned Daawat-wal-Irshad, subsidiary organisation of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) headed by Hafiz Saeed.

“It is submitted that at 1:30 pm, the undersigned along with Mumtaz Ahmed ASI, Irfan Ahmed 1199/C and Rizwan Azam 1184/C was present near Usman Chowk Malikwal and the source informed that Muhammed Ali s/o Salim Akhtar caste Rajput r/o Malikwal city provides a piece of land (18 Maria and 6 Sarsai) with its Khaiwat number 449, Khatoni No. 839 to 840, located near Usman Chowk (Rana Town) Mohalla Faisalabad, district Malikwal to banned Daawat-wal-Irshad, a subsidiary organisation of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, knowing that banned LeT and DwI are involved in terrorist activities and the mentioned property will be used for propagation of terrorist activities and by using this property, these banned organisations can collect funds for the terrorist activities and financial help of the terrorists”, reads an FIR copy accessed by ANI.

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As per legal experts, the FIR has the mentioning of generalised acts of terrorism with no specific acts connected with law, which makes it weak and fake. The FIR, drafted in lay terms, will not stand scrutiny of law, opine experts.

Also, the FIR does not have any mention about Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) or Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). The FIR mentions the name of Daawat-wal-Irshad, an old name of JuD. The timeline of incident and indivisual roles are also missing which bolsters Pakistan's nefarious designs to mislead the FATF. 

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According to some media reports, Pakistan, for the first time in three decades, had halted intrusion across the Line of Control and shut down as many as 20 terror camps operating in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Islamabad had taken the extreme step as the FATF’s October deadline nears.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Sunday, August 18, 2019 08:00 AM

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