Mangaluru: Sharique had opened his account through the dark web. The money deposited in dollars from abroad has been transferred to his account. It is said that he had deposited money in the bank accounts of several people in Mysuru and the police have questioned more than 40 people in Mysuru.
Sharique, who is in the hospital, was also questioned by the police on Wednesday November 30. Sharique had opened his account through the dark web. The money deposited in dollars from abroad has been transferred to his account.
Sources said police are investigating in Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in connection with the money laundering. Meanwhile, officials of the cyber crime investigation team, which has been assisting the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Mangaluru and Coimbatore blasts cases, have reached Kochi. A team of officials is investigating to find out who Mohammed Sharique, who was injured in the Mangaluru cooker bomb blast, had contacted during his days in Kochi.
Sharique, an accused in the Mangaluru blast case, was staying at Aluva, Munambam and other parts of Kochi City in Kerala and was staying in Kochi to organise drug deals. The investigating team got a tip-off about the presence of a person in Kochi who controls Sharique’s movements.
The investigating team has received information that the fund-raising for terrorist activities was being carried out in Kerala with a focus on South India. It is also suspected that gold smuggling and drug smuggling are being carried out to raise funds for terrorist activities. The NIA is also looking into whether there is any political backing for groups carrying out such anti-national acts.
The investigating team suspects that some people from Kasaragod District may have links with the cooker bomb blast that took place at Naguri in Mangaluru on November 19. Sources said thatthe NIA’s probe is likely to be extended to Kasaragod as well.
Around 10 people, including a young woman from Chandera Police Station area in Kasaragod District, had travelled abroad from Kerala and from there joined the global terror outfit ISIS in Syria and Afghanistan. Some of them had died in the war there. Some are still spending time in a prison in Afghanistan. In this context, the investigation is likely to be extended to Kasaragod to ascertain if there could be any connection to the people belonging to this team with regard to the Mangaluru blast case.