New Delhi: ED has made a big disclosure regarding the banned organization PFI. Cash worth crores of rupees has come from Gulf countries through Hawala. This cash has been deposited in the accounts of supporters to convert black money into white. Which was later transferred to the PFI account. Let us tell you that there are thousands of supporters of PFI in Gulf countries. Crores of rupees were deposited abroad in the name of donations.
5 people arrested
Central investigation agency ED has arrested 5 people associated with PFI. All these accused were holding different positions in the banned organization PFI, who were using crores of rupees received through foreign hawala in anti-national activities. All of them have been identified as EM Abdul Rehman, Anees Ahmed, Afsar Pasha, AS Ismail and Mohammad Shaqif.
In fact, in the ECIR registered on May 2, 2018, all the five accused were interrogated by ED in Delhi’s Tihar Jail recently on December 19. This inquiry was done on the basis of different bank account details of the organization recovered during the raid on PFI locations on 3 December 2020.
All the accused were the signing authorities of the bank accounts of the organization located in different cities. All of them were questioned about the money trail of crores of rupees in bank accounts, but they were arrested for not giving satisfactory answers and hiding the facts.
Role of accused in banned organization PFI
E M Abdul Rahman- Was associated with PFI from the beginning, has held different positions in PFI in the last several years and has played an important role in every major action and decision of PFI. Abdul Rehman was associated with the terrorist organization SIMI i.e. Student Islamic Movement of India from 1979 to 1984, after which when this organization was banned, he was the General Secretary of the new organization formed in the name of PFI from 2007 to 2008 and PFI from 2009 to 2012. Was the chairman.
Besides, until the organization was banned, he was also the Vice Chairman of the PFI National Executive Council, which took every major decision of the organization. Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman visited Turkey and several African countries several times with other PFI members. From 2015 to 2020, PFI was also the signing authority for the organization’s bank accounts in Kalka Ji, Delhi and Syndicate Bank located in Kozhikode.
Anees Ahmed- Anees played an important role in the financial matters of PFI. Anees was the National Secretary of the organization from 2018 to 2020 and his responsibility was to collect funds for the organization. He was also the spokesperson of PFI. PFI used to deposit funds at the state level, there was a district committee in every district of the states, which when the funds were deposited, it was deposited in the account of the state level committee, which was later deposited in the account of the national committee. The funds collected from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh were deposited directly into the organization’s account.
Officer Pasha- He held various important positions at the national level in the banned organization PFI, and was the zonal president of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He was also the National Secretary of PFI. Its opinion was important in every financial matter of the organization. From 2009 to 2010, he was the General Secretary of the Karnataka unit of the organization. It played an important role in the communal riots that took place in Mysore in 2009. Had participated in the Jail Bharo protest that started the riots there. The organization had the signing authority in the PFI account at Corporation Bank in Fraser Town, Bangalore.
AS Ismail- Is one of the founding members of PFI. He has been the President of the North Zone of the organization from 2018 to 2020. Has been a member of the National Executive Council of PFI. It plays an important role in every financial matter of the organization. PFI had the signing authority for its account in Punjab National Bank located at Mylapore RH Road, Chennai.
Mohammad Shakif- In Karnataka, he held important positions in the organization of PFI from state level to national level. Was the State President in Karnataka from 2016 to 20. Was a member of the National Executive Council. The signing authority was in Corporation Bank located in Fraser Town, Bangalore. All these accused were interrogated by showing different bank accounts, digital evidence and other documents of the organization recovered during the raid in the year 2020. They have been arrested after contradictions were found in the recorded statements.
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