ED Attaches Bank Accounts Of PFI in Money Laundering Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that it has attached Rs 68.62 lakh of money laundering charges belonging to Islamic outfit PFI and its forward organization Rihab India Foundation. The investigating agency has attached 33 bank accounts of these two organisations. ED gave this information by issuing a statement. The amount in these accounts is more than Rs 68 lakh. The order for confiscation of accounts has been given under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Officials said that Rs 59,12,051 lying in 23 accounts of PFI while Rs 9,50,030 have been attached in 10 accounts of Rehab India Foundation. The radical organization PFI was formed in 2006 in Kerala and is headquartered in Delhi.

After the accounts were attached, the PFI issued a statement saying, “As per media reports, it has come to our notice that the ED has temporarily attached our bank accounts. We are investigating these reports and will give a detailed statement on Thursday.

The ED is probing allegations that the PFI provided financial aid to the anti-CAA agitation and the February 2020 Delhi riots. The ED has filed two chargesheets against the PFI and its office bearers.

Alleged Rs 60 Crore in PFI Accounts in 13 Years

ED said, “Investigation has revealed that PFI and RFI received huge amount of money from dubious sources. These include cash deposits. Since 2009, more than 60 crores have been deposited in the accounts of PFI, in which more than 30 crores have been deposited in cash. Similarly, Rs 58 crore has been deposited in the accounts of Rehab Foundation since 2010. 

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