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Gulf money received by Rauf Sherif was cover for PFI remittance: ED

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By Anand Singh New Delhi, March 14 : The money received from Gulf countries by arrested Campus Front in India (CFI) general secretary K.A. Rauf Sherif was not meant for the mask business during the Covid-19 lockdown or as a commission but was a disguise under which money was being remitted from Popular Front of India (PFI) member Noufal Shareef and others.
The ED has filed its first chargesheet against five office bearers of the PFI and its student wing, the CFI, including Sherif in connection with its money laundering probe in February this year.
The ED chargesheet, which has been viewed by IANS, rubbished the claims of Sherif over the reasons cited by him for receiving Rs 1.36 crore from foreign countries as commission for the face mask and PPE kits supply during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The ED in its chargesheet said, “Transactions with PFI member Noufal Shareef and other individuals based in Oman and Qatar should be seen in context of a deliberate and planned mechanism to transfer funds to India in the guise of payments or commissions etc. related to international trade and to use such funds in propogating anti-national radical and terrorist ideas and in perpetarating unlawful activities towards fulfilment of such nefarious goals.” It said that Sherif stated that he received Rs 24.26 lakh from Noufal in 2020-21 as payment for 2,000 boxes of masks ordered by his friend.
The ED claimed that Sherif also stated that these masks were purchased from Jayanmohan who was doing trading under Lizy Trading in Foshan Shinde, China.

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