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Anti Terrorism Squad unearths hawala racket

The arrest was made from the Manohapur toll plaza. “The ATS had been keeping vigilance on hawala transactions as this money is often used as means to fund terror activities.

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After a gruelling two-month long investigation and hundreds of hours of intelligence gathering, a hawala network spread from Delhi to Ahmedabad was finally busted. 

The latest operation by the state police’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) - code named Operation Kuber - unearthed probably the biggest hawala transactions taking place in recent years. 

A joint team of ATS and Income Tax department confiscated Rs 4 crore cash and arrested a man. 

Shockingly, sources reveal that the kingpin is associated with a political party.

The arrest was made from the Manohapur toll plaza. “The ATS had been keeping vigilance on hawala transactions as this money is often used as means to fund terror activities. 

Based on this arrest, a network came to light and for the past two months, ATS officials were trying to understand it,” said Vikas Kumar, DIG of ATS.

The cops learnt that illegal money transactions through the hawala route was taking place. The network was spread from Delhi to Ahmedabad. 

“It came to light that money was being sent and received at regular intervals. Also, the amount was big. On Wednesday, we learnt that a huge consignment was being sent from Delhi in a private bus – Srinath Bus Services – plying between Delhi and Ahmedabad. 

The ATS started following the bus from Delhi and around 2 am when the bus reached Manoharpur a toll plaza, it was stopped and a huge bag containing Rs 4 crore was recovered.

One man, identified as Banwari, was arrested as he was the courier man for the consignment,” the DIG said.

The ATS involved the IT department in the action so that investigation can be done comprehensively. “Over the past two months, the ATS learnt that the kingpin in the matter is from Bhilwara, who is associated with a political party as well. Thus after the arrest at Manoharpur, joint team of police and IT department raided a few places in Bhilwara where the operation continued,” officials said. Sources reveal that the confiscated amount could have been even bigger.    

Operation kuber

The latest operation by the state police’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) - code named Operation Kuber - unearthed probably the biggest hawala transactions taking place in recent years. Cash worth Rs 4 crore was confiscated and a man arrested

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