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Money laundering: charge sheet against banned PFI, 3 members

Money laundering: charge sheet against banned PFI, 3 members

New Delhi: On a Rs 120 crore money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge sheet against the banned organisation, Popular Front of India (PFI) and three of its members on Saturday. The charge sheet was filed before a duty magistrate in a special court on laundering related to terror activities.

The court is expected to take cognisance of the charge sheet filed by ED's Special Public Prosecutor NK Matta on Monday.

In the charge sheet, ED named Parvez Ahmed, Mohammad Ilias and Abdul Muqeet, who were the president, general secretary and office secretary, respectively, of the Delhi unit of PFI. They were allegedly involved in anti-national activities and money laundering cases.

The ED has claimed that PFI members had allegedly collected Rs 120 crore cash and had been planning to carry out the attack on important personalities.

The sources claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also their target, as the accused planned to attack the PM during a rally in July 2020. However, due to certain reasons, they didn't carry out the attack.

The ED has said that around Rs 120 was collected by the PFI only to carry out the attack and create unrest and a riot-like situation.

The remand paper said, "In the past few years, the PFI has collected around Rs 120 crore. All the cash was deposited in the bank accounts belonging to PFI. The ED has written that huge amounts of cash were deposited in the accounts. Suspicious cash was also deposited from abroad."

It said that this money was allegedly used in the Delhi riots and was about to be used to purchase arms and ammunition to create unrest and carry out terror acts in UP.

The ED has also said that PFI has thousands of active members in Gulf countries.

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