Investigation Reveals PFI Spent Rs 120 Crores For Anti-CAA Protests

Activists of PFI during protest on the Anniversary of Babri Masjid Demolition in New Delhi.(Qamar Sibtain /India Today Group/Getty Images)

A new investigation in the anti-CAA protests have revealed that over 120 crore were spent to carry out the riots by Popular Front of India (PFI), reports India TV News.

Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Police has said the Popular Front of India (PFI) was actively involved in the recent violence in the state during the anti-CAA protests and said they have enough evidence against the 25 members of the PFI who have been arrested.

Now the new investigations has revealed the entire story behind the riots along with the planned network that is funding money for such protests.

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As per reports, 27 bank accounts were opened in the name of Popular Front of India. 9 bank accounts belong to Rehab India Foundation, an organisation which is associated with PFI and the same organisation has opened 37 bank accounts in the name of 17 different people and organisation.

The police carried out investigation in these 73 accounts and found ample evidence against PFI. According to them, around 120 crores were deposited in these 73 accounts to dodge investigations. After deposits were made, the accounts were emptied leaving only nominal amount in them.

The reports also add that ever since the CAA was passed on 4 December, crores of cash started flowing in these accounts. Moreover, the depositors were instructed to deposit less than Rs 50,000 at one time. The origin of these funds is still unknown.

Additionally, the transaction dates in these bank accounts also match the dates of violence, which draws a clear connection between violent protests and PFI.

The CAA grants citizenship to six persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh which are all Muslim-majority countries. The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was steered through both Houses of Parliament by the BJP-led government before it finally became law.

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