In a bid to mislead the investigative agencies, radical Islamist organisation Popular Front of India (PFI) created fake societies in the name of revered Hindu heroes and opened bank accounts, reports Dainik Jagaran.
As per reports, societies were formed under the names Balaji, Saraswati, Dayanand etc., then bank accounts were opened under these names. Additionally, transactions worth lakhs of rupees were made from these accounts in two months.
Several state as well as central intelligence agencies have begun investigation after the name of Kerala's extremist organisation PFI propped up in connection with anti-CAA protests in various cities.
Five members associated with PFI - Mohammad Omar, retired teacher Syed Abdul Hai, Faizan, Mohammad Wasif and Sarwar Alam were arrested and sent to jail by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).
The bank accounts of four societies were revealed after inspection of their mobile phones. The police reportedly said that funds were deposited in these accounts from Kerala, Assam, West Bengal, Delhi and Mumbai, which was used by the retired teacher and his colleagues for the protests.
The police have launched investigations in the matter and looking for people who opened the accounts. They also said that more names will be revealed in course of the investigation.
Earlier, a new investigation in the anti-CAA protests have revealed that over 120 crore were spent to carry out the riots by PFI.
As per the investigation, 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.
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