Shaheen Bagh office was used to keep unaccounted cash, PFI accountant tells ED


As per sources, PFI accountant told ED that unaccounted money was brought in from Karnataka and Kerala. The PFI accountant told ED that unaccounted cash was kept at the organisation’s Shaheen Bagh office, sources added.

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The accountant of Popular Front of India has told the Enforcement Directorate that unaccounted cash was kept at the organisation’s Shaheen Bagh office, agency sources said.

In a statement, the accountant allegedly told ED officials that unaccounted money was brought in from Karnataka and Kerala and was coordinated by a PFI member of Delhi.

On Thursday, in nationwide raids, the Enforcement Directorate conducted searches at 26 locations in nine states — Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Delhi and Maharashtra — in connection with money laundering cases lodged against PFI and its members.

PFI’s Shaheen Bagh office was also raided by the ED.

Earlier, the investigation by the ED had revealed that over Rs 120 crore was credited in 73 bank accounts linked to PFI and its related entities. The ED also reportedly found that crores were received by PFI including foreign contributions of Rs 50 lakh through three foreign entities.

“Statements of several persons belong to PFI and Rehab India Foundation have been recorded till date. None of them has been able to explain the specific source of funds and specific disbursal areas,” the ED had said during the initial phase of the probe.

The ED is probing alleged money laundering by PFI and its role in Delhi and UP riots over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and alleged conspiracy of riot in Hathras.

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