ED begins probe into Hathras case, to look at riot angle


Sources on Tuesday told The Daily Guardian that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started its investigation in the case of funding to create a riot in the Hathras incident. The ED is also preparing to file a case of money laundering soon.

 The ED sources said that they have received documents from UP Police regarding the same. “We are examining all the documents and FIR and the police authorities are in touch with us,” senior ED officer told The Daily Guardian. 

All activities done through the website are now under investigation. Misleading and objectionable posts regarding Hathras are being looked at.

 The police of Hathras have also registered a case under Section 153A in this case. The Section of PMLA also applies in this case. Once the ED takes forward the investigation in this matter, many things could be revealed about foreign funding, such as who got money, who gave it and where it came from, and it will be tested through the web portal. 

During this time, many such agencies’ help will be taken, which can connect the wires like checking the IP address, email ID, phone number, website and web link. The website which is being targeted is mainly America-based. 

The ED is also looking at whether the same Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI individuals, who were examined during the Delhi riots, are involved in spreading fake propaganda. And whether at all any money was received by certain portals influenced by PFI and SDPI.