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PFI’s sherif received funds from Chinese firm in Oman: Enforcement Directorate

PFI’s sherif received funds from Chinese firm in Oman: Enforcement Directorate

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has claimed that it has found a ‘Chinese link’ to the funding of Popular Front of India (PFI). According to people in the know, a man who worked with a Chinese national in Oman is under probe for ‘arranging more than ₹1 crore for PFI under the guise of trading’.

ED alleges PFI member and Campus Front of India national general secretary KA Rauf Sherif received over ₹1 crore in his bank account. Sherif was an employee of Race International LLC Oman, a Chinese-controlled company in Oman. The company claims to be in business that involves transfer of funds between China and Oman. People quoted above said Sherif visited China in 2019 and 2020.

Denying any wrongdoing, PFI termed ED action of provisionally attaching its assets “misuse of power and denial of democratic right”.

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ED alleges its probe has ‘revealed’ that PFI ‘raised funds from Gulf nations.’ PFI formed district executive committees in UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to raise funds, ED alleged. Kaleem Pasha, a worker of PFI’s political wing, SDPI, allegedly involved in the Bengaluru riots, also ‘received ₹5 lakh from a Chinese-controlled company’, sources alleged.


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