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ED conducts searches at six premises in Delhi, UP in connection with forced religious conversion case

Enforcement Directorate has conducted searches at six premises located in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act in connection with forced religious conversion case.

The ED in a statement said that it has initiated the Money Laundering investigation on the basis of FIR registered by the Anti-Terrorist Squad, ATS of Uttar Pradesh on forced religious conversion.

In the FIR, Mohd. Umar Gautam, his associate Mufti Qazi Jahangir Qasim and others were alleged of alluring people for conversion to Islam religion against financial support.

In this connection, the ED conducted searches at three places each in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

The premises searched include office of Islamic Dawah Centre, house of main accused Mohd. Umar Gautam and his associate, located at Jamia Nagar in Delhi.

The ED further said that the office of the Al-Hassan Education and Welfare Foundation and Guidance Education and Welfare Society located at Lucknow and Sant Kabir Nagar have also been searched.

Umar Gautam has been associated with these organisations and playing an instrumental role in carrying out illegal conversions.

The ED said, several incriminating documents during search were seized which reveals the large scale conversions carried out by the main accused and his organisations all over India.

The documents also reveal receiving of foreign fundings for several crores by these organisations for the purpose.

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