ED claims Rauf Sharif received large scale foreign funds; court remands him for 14 days
Thiruvananthapuram: Enforcement Directorate stated that Rauf Sharif, who was arrested the other day, received large scale foreign funds during the lockdown period. Rauf is the National Secretary of Campus Front of India. It is through Rauf the organisation receives its fund, ED stated in the remand report submitted in court. The central agency termed this suspicious. Following this, the court remanded Rauf for 14 days.
Rauf was taken to his residence in Anchal for inspection earlier the day. ED told the court that he was not cooperating with the interrogation. The agency looked into 3 of his bank accounts and found out that transactions worth Rs 2.21 crores took place through these accounts.
Rs 49 lakh was remitted to his account, including transactions from foreign countries, during the lockdown period. Two individuals remitted Rs 29 lakh into Rauf’s account from abroad for hotel needs. But ED stated that none of the hotels were functioning during lockdown period.
Campus Front of India does not have its own bank account. It is Rauf Sharif that does all the business transactions on behalf of the organisation. It was Rauf that that handed over money to the National Treasurer of the organisation to visit Harthras. He even informed the organisation that journalist Siddique Kappan is also travelling to Harthras, ED stated.
Although ED summoned Rauf several times for interrogation, he avoided it by giving many excuses. He was taken into custody by ED officers from Delhi when he reached the airport to go to Muscat.