A big disclosure has come to light after the action taken against Popular Front India (PFI). It is reported that the Enforcement Directorate has claimed that the organization had prepared a plan to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Patna, Bihar. At the same time, the investigating agency said that the PFI was preparing the Terror Module and also preparing for other attacks.
According to the Times of India report, the ED has made sensational claims in the remand note of PFI member Shafiq Payeth, who was arrested from Kerala. The agency says that the PFI had set up a training camp on July 12 this year to attack PM Modi’s visit to Patna. The special thing is that in the year 2013, terrorists associated with Indian Mujahideen also blasted his rally.
The major action was taken,
on Thursday, on Thursday, raids were conducted in about 13 states of the country in collaboration with the ED and the National Investigation Agency. During that time more than 100 activists were arrested by the NIA. Whereas, the ED had detained four people. These include the names of Parvez Ahmed, Mohammad Ilyas and Abdul Muqeet. The ED has already questioned all of them during the money laundering probe.
Here, the investigating agency has also tightened the noose on Payeth. It is alleged that he transferred money from abroad for PFI using NRI account in India. According to the report, the ED has told that last year there was raid on Payeth’s hideouts. “More than Rs 120 crore was deposited in the accounts of PFI and its affiliated entities,” the agency said. A major part of it was deposited in cash from dubious sources from home and abroad.
According to the ED’s
language, the ED on Friday said that some members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), living abroad, have deposited funds in Overseas Indians (NRIs) accounts in India. Funds which were later transferred to the Radical Islamic Organization. Its purpose was to avoid the law relating to foreign funding.
According to the news agency, the ED alleged that the PFI collected funds abroad and sent them to India through hawala/other means. The ED said the funds were also routed through the accounts of members, activists or office-bearers of PFI/CFI and other related organisations. The agency said the funds received from abroad were concealed from government agencies and the rules were not followed by the PFI in raising such funds and donations as it is not registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
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