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PFI floated agency in Munnar to fund radical acts: ED

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Leaders of the Common Entrance of India (PFI) had floated an organization in Munnar, Kerala, to launder cash collected overseas and fund “radical actions” of the organisation, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has advised a court docket in Lucknow.

It has additionally claimed hyperlinks of those leaders with an alleged “terror group” that the PFI was forming.

The company has filed a prosecution grievance (equal to a chargesheet) in opposition to two PFI leaders recognized as Abdul Razaq Peediyakkal alias Abdul Razak BP and Asharaf Khadir alias Ashraf MK. Each are office-bearers of PFI and based mostly in Kerala.

In line with the prosecution grievance, the duo “in affiliation with different PFI leaders and members related to abroad entities, had been creating a residential challenge — Munnar Villa Vista Venture (MVVP) at Munnar — with a motive to launder cash collected from international nations in addition to throughout the nation and to generate funds for PFI to finance its radical actions”.

In line with the ED, the 2 are additionally linked with the switch of Rs 3.5 lakh (from August 2018 to January 2021) to PFI member Anshad Badharudeen who was arrested by the UP Police Anti-Terrorism Squad final 12 months, together with PFI member Firoz Khan. The police had recovered improvised explosive gadgets, one 32 bore pistol and 7 stay cartridges from their possession.

“As per the FIR, as a part of legal conspiracy, some PFI members had been planning to type a terrorist gang and had been amassing lethal weapons and explosive gadgets to concurrently launch assaults on many necessary and delicate locations and personalities in UP with an intent to problem the unity, integrity and sovereignty of the nation and to disturb communal concord,” the ED mentioned.

In line with the ED’s prosecution grievance, Abdul Razak BP, a long-time member of PFI and its associated entities, who additionally served as PFI divisional president for Perumpadappu, Malappuram, Kerala, was a key consultant of the organisation in Gulf nations and was actively concerned and instrumental within the fund elevating actions of PFI in India and overseas.

The company has alleged that Razak transferred round Rs 34 lakh from the UAE to Rehab India Basis (RIF) – a entrance organisation of PFI. Equally, he transferred Rs 2 lakh to M Ok Faizy – president of Social Democratic Get together of India (SDPI) – political entrance of PFI,
the company has alleged.

“Investigation additionally revealed that he was concerned in elevating/amassing funds overseas and he transferred round Rs 19 crore to India by means of underground/unlawful channels,” ED mentioned.

On Ashraf MK, member of PFI Kerala State Govt Council (beforehand PFI president of Ernakulam district), the ED has mentioned he, too, was concerned within the funding of PFI in addition to the associated entities.

“He was the proprietor of Darbar restaurant in Abu Dhabi, which served as a cash laundering entrance of PFI. Nevertheless, to hide the laundering of proceeds of crime by means of Darbar restaurant, he didn’t disclose the actual fact of possession of Darbar restaurant earlier than the federal government authorities. Abdul Razak BP was concerned with him in finishing up the cash laundering actions of PFI and associated entities by means of Darbar restaurant,” the ED has mentioned.



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