Hathras Case: Rs 100 Crore Funding For Creating Unrest, Claims ED

As per the highly-placed sources, the Enforcement Directorate has allegedly found Rs 100 crore to have come into accounts allegedly related to PFI.

Jessica David

October 8, 2020

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On Wednesday (October 7), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that it had found evidence of at least Rs 100 crore in hawala money being routed to Uttar Pradesh to trigger caste and communal conflict in the name of seeking justice for the Hathras girl. Of this, Rs 50 crore came from Mauritius, ED sources said. ED officials are tracking some suspects and dissecting data pertaining to the blacklisted website “Justice for Hathras” to ascertain whether it was used as a gateway for foreign funding. Accounts to which money was transferred are also being scanned

The ED is planning to start a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against the admins of the website. Without naming anyone, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said on Monday (October 5) that “a host of organisations” were using foreign funding to hatch conspiracies to derail his government’s development agenda “by stoking caste conflicts.” Earlier this year, Rs 120 crore credited to bank accounts allegedly linked to Popular Front of India (PFI) had come under the scanner.

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