The Satna crime branch has arrested five persons from the district for their alleged involvement in a terror-funding case linked to Pakistan. The Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has also reached Satna to further probe the case.
on Wednesday night, four men, including former Bajrang Dal leader Balram Singh, in a terror-funding case. Two other accused were identified as Shubham Tiwari and Sunil Singh, while the fourth accused remained unidentified.
They were arrested with; 13 Pakistan SIM cards, laptops and cell phones with several numbers of the neighbouring country were recovered from the accused.
Satna superintendent of police Riyaz Iqbal confirmed detention of five persons to local media, but did not reveal their identity. The SP did not respond to queries of THE WEEK in this regard, till filing of this report.
The accused were in constant touch with certain elements in Pakistan through social media. They would get money from these sources using local bank accounts and transferred them to terror elements in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, and Jharkhand through other bank accounts and hawala links.
Around seven months ago, Balram was again arrested by police in connection with a loot case and was also granted bail.
Another accused Bhagvendra Singh had been earlier arrested by Indore ATS, sources added.