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3 NIA officers transferred, under probe for blackmailing
3 NIA officers transferred, under probe for blackmailing

New Delhi, Aug 20 (TIWN) Three NIA officers, including a Superintendent of Police, are facing a departmental probe and have been "transferred out" after a Delhi-based businessman accused them of blackmailing him in a terror funding case involving the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) linked to the Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

The businessman has complained that the officers sought Rs 2 crore from him so as not to name him in a terror funding case involving Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the agency said on Tuesday.  The officers have been transferred out of the counter-terrorism agency unit until the matter was "thoroughly examined", the NIA said.  "A complaint of misconduct was received against the officers. An enquiry into the allegations is being conducted by a Deputy Inspector General-level officer. In the meantime, the three officials have been transferred out to ensure a fair probe," the NIA spokesperson said.   

The NIA got the complaint about a month ago regarding the SP and two junior officers who were investigating the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), run by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Laskhar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed.  "We have initiated an enquiry against the officials to maintain a zero-tolerance policy against corruption. Strict action will be taken if they are found to have indulged in corruption," an NIA officer said.  The SP was earlier the chief investigation officer of the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast while the other two are from the intelligence and operations wings of the NIA, said the official, adding they had carried out searches against a businessman from North Delhi.

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