Moscow: Russia has identified underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, and Pakistan-based terror outfits LeT, HuJI and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi as financiers of terrorism through money laundering, telling people to exercise caution while entering into financial deals.
The comprehensive list also recognises Jamaat-ud-Dawa, led by Mumbai terror attack accused Hafiz Saeed, as a cover used by Lashkar-e-Toiba.
The list was published today by the Russian government daily ‘Rossiiskaya Gazeta’, which said the purpose of publishing it was to help banks and general public while they are entering into normal financial and other deals, because the money launderers often use the normal channels in their activities like sale and purchase of a house.
The first part of the list in English is compiled by the Russian Foreign Ministry on the basis of UN and other data and includes about 600 foreign companies, outfits and individuals.
The second part compiled by Russian Justice Ministry identifies 48 organisations and over 1,500 individuals, whose illegal activities against Russia were established in court or whose activities on Russian territory were officially terminated.
This part also names LeT, whose activities were put to an end in Russia and banned by the court order.
This is for the first time Russia has put the comprehensive list of terror financers in the public domain, albeit, the list of organisations and individuals under suspicion of money laundering to finance terrorism will remain classified, Rossiiskaya Gazeta writes. Zeenews