ED arrest suspected PFI member in alleged money laundering case related to Hathras gangrape case

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The Enforcement Directorate has reportedly arrested a man suspected to be a member of Popular Front of India member from Kerala’s Calicut airport for alleged Prevention of Money Laundering case linked to Hathras incident of Uttar Pradesh. A report by news agency IANS said that Abdul Razzak was arrested on Friday before being taken to Delhi for questioning.

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Quoting sources, the news agency reported that Razzak was allegedly trying to leave India.

“First he was taken to Lucknow. He was produced before a concerned Lucknow court which sent him on transit remand to ED. He was then brought to Delhi where he is currently being grilled by the ED officials,” IANS quoted a source as saying.

In Hathras, a 19-year-old Dalit girl was gang-raped. The girl later succumbed to her injuries. The incident had evoked outrage from the international fraternity. The local administration had performed the last rites of her body in the middle of the night without the permission of her parents, who were denied the opportunity to say one final goodbye to their daughter.

The UP Police had also arrested a Kerala journalist, Siddique Kappan, who was on his way to cover the incident. Kappan, who was booked for sedition, has since been languishing in jail.