NIA: terrorists get fivefold pay raiseDecember 18, 2013
Money Jihad has previously covered the Islamic terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen’s growing revenue sources in India, which include counterfeiting, donations from front charities, hawala, and illicit trade in animal hides. Now we have some indication of how the money raised is being spent: India’s National Investigation Agency has revealed in court documents that Hizbul Mujahideen operatives are being paid five times as much today as they were being paid in the 1990s.
From Press Trust of India via the Times of India on Dec. 3:
Hizb-ul-Mujahideen pays salary to active cadres: NIA to court
NEW DELHI: Terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen pays monthly salary to members associated with it and their “remuneration” has surged around five folds in 2011 compared to what was paid to them in 1990s, the NIA has said in its chargesheet filed before a Delhi court.
In its chargesheet filed against Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and nine other members of the banned outfit for allegedly receiving funds of about Rs 80 crore from Pakistan for carrying out terror activities across India, the NIA said active HM caders receive monthly funds on regular basis.
“Investigation has revealed that each active cadre of HM receives monthly funds on regular basis for his association with the said outfit. This monthly remuneration has increased from Rs 2,000-3,000 per month in 1990s to Rs 10,000-12,000 per month in 2011,” the probe agency said.
It also said that the terror outfit had developed a set-up for distribution of funds to its sympathisers and others and also provides money to its cadres for contesting court cases.
“Investigation has revealed that HM developed an excellent set-up for distribution of funds to sympathisers, runners, over ground workers and underground workers, also a mechanism to systematically and regularly fund to next of kins of its cadres killed/injured terrorists is in place,” it said…