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Ministry of Home Affairs05-December, 2012 18:21 IST
|Money Invested by Terrorists in Share Market|
|The financing operations in the stock markets are carried out through banking channels. The nature of the funds flowing into the stock markets would be reflected in the accounts opened with the banks together with the customer due diligence (CDD) norms applicable to such accounts. In addition, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) registered intermediaries are required to follow stringent Know Your Customer (KYC) norms on an ongoing basis and are also required to file Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in case of suspicious activities of their clients. |
As of now, no specific inputs that terrorists are investing money in share market and earning profits have been received from Securities Market Intermediaries. However, the STRs received from Securities Market Intermediaries suspected to be linked to financing of terrorism is subject to detailed assessment and examination by Central Intelligence and Investigation Agencies. This is a continuous / ongoing process.
This was stated by Shri R.P.N.Singh, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs in written reply to a question by Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad in the Rajya Sabha today.
(Release ID :90020)