The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has discovered vital proof in opposition to violent protests in Uttar Pradesh and different components of the nation in protest in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The ED has claimed that the violent protests had been an financial transaction with the Kerala-based Popular Front of India (PFI). Official sources mentioned on Monday that the Federal Investigation Agency has been investigating the PFI underneath Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) since 2018. Sources claimed that these suspicious deposits had been made in money or via the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS). Also, in line with the ED, Rs 77 lakh was paid to Sibal, Rs Four lakh to senior advocate Indira Jaisingh, Rs 11 lakh to senior advocate Dushyant Dave and Rs 3.10 lakh to an individual named Abdul Samad.
According to the investigating company, between December 4, 2019 and January 6, 2020, at the very least Rs 1.04 crore was deposited in a number of financial institution accounts related to the PFI group. He mentioned that after the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was handed in Parliament final yr, at the very least Rs 120 crore was deposited in a number of financial institution accounts in western Uttar Pradesh. <! –
It is thought that about 20 folks died throughout these demonstrations.
Kapil Sibal took U-turn
Following the ED's claims, senior Congress chief Kapil Sibal has mentioned that he has not obtained any cash from the PFI. Taking a U-turn, he mentioned that between August 2017 and March 2018, a case associated to the wedding of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan had taken Rs 77 lakh as charges for advocating on his behalf within the Supreme Court. On 8 March 2018, the Supreme Court rejected an order of the Kerala High Court by which 22-year-old Hadia's marriage to Shafine Jahan was canceled on a petition filed by her father.
'ED claims unfounded'
At the identical time, PFI has mentioned in an announcement that we utterly comply with the legislation and order of the nation. It is being mentioned by the ED that simply earlier than the CAA protests, an quantity of Rs 120 crore was transferred from the accounts of the group, which is totally baseless. He mentioned that those that are making these allegations ought to show these claims.
UP police demanded
Other sources claimed that the cash was utilized by PFI's affiliate organizations to advertise anti-CAA protests in varied components of Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere. Earlier the Uttar Pradesh Police had just lately demanded a ban on PFI following suspicion of complicity in violent protests in opposition to the CAA.