Ed Set To Intensify Anti-caa Protests Probe; Says Investigating Pfi-bhim Army Links – ED will intensify investigation into anti-CAA protests, PFI-Bhim army may increase difficulties


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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is again intensifying its investigation into money laundering over the use of illegal funds used to ‘incite’ anti-CAA demonstrations. Official sources gave this information on Friday.

He said that the agency had exposed the dialogue between some officials of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and would seek clarification from them. The agency tweeted, “The ED is investigating the financial links between the PFI and the Bhim Army based on some concrete evidence recovered from PFI officials.”

It was tweeted in response to a news report that the ED had not found any ‘link’ between the Bhim Army and the PFI. Official sources said that the dialogue between the people of the two groups has indicated some activities in the Jama Masjid area during the protests against the revised Citizenship Act (CAA).

The Central Investigation Agency is also likely to interrogate some other people involved in the case. The agency is investigating the case under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). In August, the ED arrested Aam Aadmi Party councilor Tahir Hussain in the case, alleging that he had received funds for instigating anti-CAA protests and the riots in Delhi in February.

The agency, which has been investigating the PFI since 2018 under the PMLA, has alleged that there is a ‘financial link’ between these demonstrations and the Kerala-based organization. The agency has previously questioned several PFI officials.

The ED said that between December 4 last year and January 6 this year, at least Rs 1.04 crore was deposited in several bank accounts associated with the organization. Sources said that the amount of Rs 120 deposited in the bank account of PFI is under the scanner of ED. The PFI has consistently denied these allegations.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is again intensifying its investigation into money laundering over the use of illegal funds used to ‘incite’ anti-CAA demonstrations. Official sources gave this information on Friday.

He said that the agency had exposed the dialogue between some officials of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and would seek clarification from them. The agency tweeted, “The ED is investigating the financial links between the PFI and the Bhim Army based on some concrete evidence recovered from PFI officials.”

It was tweeted in response to a news report that the ED had not found any ‘link’ between the Bhim Army and the PFI. Official sources said that the dialogue between the people of the two groups has indicated some activities in the Jama Masjid area during the protests against the revised Citizenship Act (CAA).

The Central Investigation Agency is also likely to interrogate some other people involved in the case. The agency is investigating the case under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). In August, the ED arrested Aam Aadmi Party councilor Tahir Hussain in the case, alleging that he had received funds for instigating anti-CAA protests and the riots in Delhi in February.

The agency, which has been investigating the PFI since 2018 under the PMLA, has alleged that there is a ‘financial link’ between these demonstrations and the Kerala-based organization. The agency has previously questioned several PFI officials.

The ED said that between December 4 last year and January 6 this year, at least Rs 1.04 crore was deposited in several bank accounts associated with the organization. Sources said that the amount of Rs 120 deposited in the bank account of PFI is under the scanner of ED. The PFI has consistently denied these allegations.


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