Patna blasts: Mangalore woman detained for funding IM

The police on Tuesday detained a woman from Mangalore on suspicion of providing financial assistance to Indian Mujahideen (IM) through hawala transactions.

According to a report published in a leading daily, a four-member police team from Bihar produced the woman, Ayesha Bano, in a local court, which permitted the team to take her on transit remand.

Bano is charged with transferring over Rs 1 crore through different transactions worth Rs 49,000 or less. The amount was sent from abroad or other locations in the country to accounts of different persons.

It is reported that Ayesha, a mother of three, was managing 50 bank accounts in Bihar through net-banking.

Earlier, the police had arrested four more persons from Bihar’s Lakhisaria in connection with October 27 Patna serial blasts. Acting on the tip off provided by these suspects during their interrogation, police accessed to Ayesha and arrested her. The report said the four detained persons who had over 51 bank accounts, were getting their funds through hawala transactions.

Source: Niticentral