Delhi riots: ED books several PFI members, ex-AAP councillor Tahir Hussain for 'funding' communal clashes in Northeast district

The Enforcement Directorate has booked suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain, Islamist group PFI and some others on charges of money laundering and alleged funding of the recent riots in Delhi, officials said on Wednesday.

Press Trust of India March 11, 2020 12:36:09 IST
Delhi riots: ED books several PFI members, ex-AAP councillor Tahir Hussain for 'funding' communal clashes in Northeast district
  • The ED has booked suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain, Islamic group PFI and some others on charges of money laundering and alleged funding of the recent riots in Delhi, officials said on Wednesday

  • They said a criminal case against Hussain, facing charges of killing an Intelligence Bureau official during the riots in northeast Delhi last month, has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the central probe agency

  • Similar charges have also been pressed against the Popular Front of India (PFI) which is already facing a separate PMLA probe

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has booked suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain, Islamic group PFI and some others on charges of money laundering and alleged funding of the recent riots in Delhi, officials said on Wednesday.

They said a criminal case against Hussain, facing charges of killing an Intelligence Bureau official during the riots in northeast Delhi last month, has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the central probe agency.

Similar charges have also been pressed against the Popular Front of India (PFI) which is already facing a separate PMLA probe.

Hussain is in the custody of Delhi Police at present.

The officials said the federal agency has taken cognisance of a clutch of FIRs filed by Delhi Police's Crime Branch to probe the alleged money laundering and routing of illegal funds by Hussain, PFI and others to purportedly sponsor the communal riots that killed over 50 people.

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