New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh police today raided offices of Popular Front of India (PFI) located in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. The cops seized pamphlet, CDs and DVDs and pen drives, poster, placards and banners from their office, reported Times Now. The cops are raiding other offices of PFI as well.Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Schools Closed Till February 15 Amid COVID Surge, Online Classes to Continue
Earlier, the ED had raided at least 26 premises in nine states linked to the PFI including those of its chairman O M Abdul Salam and Kerala state chief Nasarudheen Elamarom as part of a money-laundering probe. Also Read - UP Assembly Polls 2022: BJP Ally Apna Dal (S) Fields 1st Candidate, A Muslim, From Home Turf of Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan
The searches were conducted in Chennai, Tenkasi and Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Bengaluru, Darbhanga and Purnea (Bihar), Lucknow and Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Kolkata, and Murshidabad (West Bengal), Jaipur, Shaheen Bagh area in Delhi and in Kochi, Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram districts of Kerala under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Also Read - Election Commission’s Ban On Rallies Extended Till January 31 With Relaxations For Phase 1 And 2
The action was aimed at collecting evidence in multiple money laundering cases that were clubbed into one and probed against the PFI and those linked to it.