January 28, 2023

News of Rana Ayyub donating charity money to PM Cares Fund leaves netizens shocked as ED attaches journalist’s Rs. 1.77 Crore in money laundering probe

Netizens have reacted in shock after it emerged that journalist Rana Ayyub donated in extra of Rs. 74 lakh collected by way of crowdfunding to assist the poor to the PM Cares Fund and CM Reduction Fund. Ayyub has routinely criticized the PM Cares Fund prior to now. This was after the Enforcement Directorate connected Rs 1.77 crore belonging to Ayyub in reference to a case of cash laundering.

The ED had reportedly launched a probe after an FIR was filed with the Ghaziabad Police alleging

A report by Indian Specific stated that Ayub deposited Rs 74.50 lakh within the PM Cares fund and CM Reduction Fund accusing Ayyub of illegally buying cash from the general public within the identify of charity.

The ED stated that Ayyub raised the funds by way of numerous campaigns ‘within the identify of charity in a pre-planned and systematic method and the funds weren’t utilized fully.’

The ED stated that funds totaling Rs 2.69 crores have been raised on Ketto by Rana Ayyub, who withdrew them within the financial institution accounts of her sister and father. “Out of this quantity, Rs 72,01,786 was withdrawn in her personal checking account, Rs 37,15,072 was withdrawn in her sister Iffat Shah’s account and Rs 1,60,27,822 was withdrawn in her father Mohd Ayyub Waquif’s checking account. All these funds from her sister’s and father’s account have been later transferred in her personal account,” Indian Specific reported quoting the ED.

The ED additionally discovered that Ayyub submitted paperwork of expense to the tune of Rs. 31.17 lakh of which paperwork for Rs 14 lakh have been deemed to be faux.

“After verification of the claimed bills, it surfaced that the precise bills to the tune of Rs 17,66,970,” the company acknowledged. “Faux payments have been discovered to have been ready by Ms. Rana Ayyub within the identify of some entities to assert bills on reduction work. Bills made for private journey by air have been claimed as expense for reduction work,” it stated.

Ayyub has not reacted to those. However the information has evoked robust reactions from netizens, who took to Twitter register their outrage.

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