Claims of Rs 100 crore pumped in by PFI for Hathras protest is false, says ED

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By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent

New Delhi, Oct 10: Rubbishing allegations that Rs 100 crore  pumped by PFI for instigating riots in  Hathras  the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said that they have found no connection between the two.

The ED has said the talks of Rs 100 crore being recovered is also untrue.

ED also clarified that there is no  links between Chandrashekhar Azad-led Bhim Army and PFI, which has been accused of inciting tension during the anti-CAA protests,

The ED clarification comes after former Uttar Pradesh DGP Brij Lal claimed that the Bhim Army and other outfits were trying to mislead the family of the Hathras alleged gang-rape victim.

Meanwhile, four persons with alleged links to the Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested on their way to Hathras to meet the victim’s family. The four persons, including Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan, have been booked for sedition and other charges in Mathura.

Brij Lal had claimed that the woman and her family had first accused one man of sexual harassment and eight days later, they levelled charges of rape against three more men.

The former DGP, who is also the former chief of UP Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission, alleged that the PFI and its affiliate Campus Front of India became active during the Hathras protests and pumped in Rs 100 crore for instigating riots over the case.

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