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  • Suspect allegedly used a cellular checking account to switch funds
  • Suspect transferred Rs1 million inside a yr
  • Umar bin Khalid was a final-year engineering scholar

The Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) on Monday mentioned that they’ve arrested an engineering scholar who was allegedly concerned in sending cash to Daesh in Syria via the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Addressing a press convention, DIG CTD Omar Shahid Hamid mentioned that they had been finishing up investigations relating to terror funding for fairly a while. The suspects used to ship cash to the Daesh ladies in Syria.

DIG Hamid mentioned that cash was being deposited in Karachi and being despatched to Syria by the suspect, recognized as Hafiz Umar bin Khalid, and his confederate Zia. The DIG added that the CTD has carried out a forensic examination of Hafiz Umar Bin Khalid after he was arrested.

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In the meantime, CTD Incharge Raja Umar Khitab mentioned that the suspect made a cell phone account to get cash.

“He used to get money in this account and used to send it with an accomplice from Hyderabad,” mentioned Khitab. He mentioned that Zia used to first convert the cash into {dollars}, then purchase bitcoins from it and ship it to Syria.

“The suspects have transferred close to Rs1 million within a year,” mentioned Khitab. He added that the jihadi households use Twitter accounts to demand funds.

Khitab mentioned that Umar bin Khalid was a last yr scholar at NED College.

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