India to attend meet to choke Islamic State funds
New Delhi: After the Paris terror attacks, India will participate in the first biggest meet of countries to formalise a blueprint to choke terror funding to the Islamic State. India is sending an inter-ministerial team to Paris for the special meeting of the global financial action taskforce.
The meet has been specially called in the wake of the Paris attacks and repeated inputs regarding possible IS strikes on various Western capitals.
Meanwhile, Indian Oil corporation executive Md Sirazudin was held in Rajasthan for IS links.
The Indian Oil Corporation executive was in touch with two other persons in Maharashtra and was recruiting persons online for terror outfit.
The terror trail has now spread from Rajasthan to Maharashtra, Karn-ataka, Hyderabad with Intelligence agencies scouting for more associates, sympathisers and recruits who may have been radicalised by the IOC executive.
The Union home ministry has sought a report from Rajasthan police on Sirazudin’s arrest. The arrest has put Indian agencies on its toes as it suspects such radicalised elements may carry out a “lone wolf” attack in the country.
The security brass is closely watching the forthcoming FATF meet on IS terror funding, which will thrash out steps to crack down on the financial routes of the IS and resolve to strangulate them.
Interestingly, while India will fully support the crack down on Islamic State terror funding, it is likely to seek the Fnancial Action Task Force (FATF) member countries’ support in bracketing Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the same category as the IS, since there have been repeated terror attacks in India funded and sponsored by outfits based in Pakistan.
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