Enforcement Directorate (ED)

SRINAGAR — Three individuals were arrested in Kashmir on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged ‘terror financing’ and facilitation of student admissions in Pakistani universities, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said.

Mohammed Akabar Bhat, Fatima Shah, and Sabzzar Ahmad Shaikh were arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for their involvement with Pakistani handlers Manzoor Ahmad Shah and Altaf Ahmad Bhat, according to the ED.

The agency alleges that the handlers arranged admissions in MBBS and other courses at Pakistani colleges for students from Jammu and Kashmir.

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The arrested individuals were remanded to ED custody until February 20th by the Special Judge ACB (CBI-Cases) Kashmir Court in Srinagar.

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